“Recycling is no obstacle to creative architecture and attractive environments; on the contrary, we can achieve more in our projects if we make use of existing resources. When executed well, recycling is an opportunity to create good architecture at a lower cost and reduced burden on the environment,” says Anders Tväråna, lead architect at White.
The buildings in the district have long been viewed as a barrier across the city and strong opinions have been raised that they should be demolished and replaced. While this was long seen as the best alternative, an about-turn some 18-months ago led to a rethink. White Arkitekter joined the project and began to study possibilities for saving as much as possible of the existing buildings and recycling anything that did need to be demolished.