Selma Lagerlöf’s Center, a civic building for culture, was inaugurated in September 2019. A large-scale landmark that shows the culture in its full glory, sustainably decorated with reused furniture and materials. As much as 92 per cent of the interior is reused. The building serves as the heart of the renewal of the Backa district in Gothenburg. Among contributions from 49 different countries, Selma Lagerlöf’s Center has been nominated in the category Public Space Design.
The project is nominated for its focused sustainability work. In Sweden, an interior design project has never before succeeded in achieving such a high level of reuse. An investment that has generated both climate benefits and wise cost savings.