Nodi named best business building 2021

In Nya Hovås, Gothenburg, we’ve designed the groundbreaking office building Nodi – a five stories tall wooden building with sustainability at its core. Today, the building won the “business building” category at the prestigious Dezeen Awards.

This is a wonderful example of sustainability.
Dezeen Awards 2021 jury

Together with Next Step and BRA, we have created Nodi, a building that shows that it’s 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.

The building were completed earlier this year, and is now receiving its first major international award, winning best business building at the Dezeen Awards 2021.

– Everyone involved in the project is so proud and happy that Nodi gets this type of attention both nationally and internationally, says Joakim Hansson, Lead Architect at White Arkitekter.

We agreed early on that Nodi would become a wooden gem in Nya Hovås, and that it now has been selected by such a reputable jury as one of the world's best architectural projects feels fantastic!
Joakim Hansson, Lead Architect at White Arkitekter

The jury consists of some of the architecture world’s most influential people, and the assessment is made from a holistic perspective that includes appearance, innovation, user perspective and environment.

The jury's motivation:

“This project demonstrates very good use of tall timber with quite a magnificent execution and a lot of sensitivity architecturally and technically. This is a wonderful example of sustainability. There’s something really great about shedding dependency on concrete.”

You can read more about Nodi and the Dezeen Awards here.

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