September 17, 2021
This weekend our exhibition "A Heart of Wood" opens at Aedes Architektforum in Berlin. In the exhibition we share our knowledge and experiences from the design process of Sara Kulturhus – from vision to completion.
September 16, 2021
When Annie Leonsson moved back to Gothenburg after seven years in Sydney, she landed on her feet. The role of interior designer at White Arkitekter, which even back then applied reuse to furnishing projects, suited Annie perfectly. Eleven years later, Annie is more passionate than ever about reuse, both at work and at home. “I’m currently trying to persuade my family that my grandmother’s old 1920s sofa can actually be cool!”
Last year, we launched the digi-physical service White ReCapture, which has already been used in several projects to identify the reuse potential of buildings in a time- and cost-efficient way. We met the team behind White ReCapture to find out how the service works and how it can make a difference in the transition to net zero.
September 15, 2021
At the Hugin neighbourhood in Uppsala, money and emissions are being cut thanks to large-scale reuse – without compromising on quality. Through a creative design approach and an advanced BIM process, the building could be saved from demolition and be transformed into a modern office complex.
September 14, 2021
All buildings are essentially temporary houses for materials. After the building has served its purpose, the construction materials and furnishings move into the next part of their ecocycle. Seen from this perspective, demolition jobs are goldmines. When White was on assignment as a recycling and reuse coordinator for Vasakronan at the Kromet office building in Gothenburg, the ambition was to reuse, recycle and upcycle 100% of all the materials. But is 100% really possible – i.e. not wasting a single thing in a demolition?
The interior design side has long been a forerunner when it comes to large-scale reuse, recycling and upcycling, while the construction side has lagged behind somewhat. To ensure that circularity becomes the rule rather than the exception in the building sector, sustainable reference projects from the industry are vital. In one such reference project in Kista, White and Klövern are currently finding new ways to reuse building materials on a large scale.
September 13, 2021
White Arkitekter's groundbreaking office building Nodi is one of five finalists in the Business building category of the Dezeen Awards 2021. Together with Next Step and BRA, we have created a building that shows that it is possible to create high-quality wooden architecture that meets tomorrow's demands for a modern building – but also that brave choices and a well-functioning process can create business opportunities and synergies for an entire district.
September 9, 2021
On 26 August we broadcasted a webinar on building-integrated photovoltaics, as part of the BeSmart-project. Here you can watch it again and read our key takeaways.
September 8, 2021
A new cultural centre in Skellefteå is opening its doors to the public for the very first time. Sara Cultural Centre delivers a state-of-the-art cultural venue and hotel that positively contributes to the local community while at the same time being an international showcase for sustainable design and construction. Standing at 75-metres tall, the carbon-negative* building is one of the world’s tallest timber towers and a new typology for creativity in Skellefteå.
September 5, 2021
One of Sweden's most renowned architecture critics, Mark Isitt, has reviewed Sara Cultural Centre.