Award-winning schemes from individual buildings to entire city districts are being presented by Swedish Research Council Formas, the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building & Planning (Boverket) and the Sweden Green Building Council to highlight sustainability issues.
The 10 projects being shown by Sweden at the World Sustainable Building 2014 conference are made up of five new buildings, two rebuilt houses and three city district projects from various parts of the country. Several of the winning buildings are certified according to the Swedish Miljöbyggnad certification system, which evaluates energy efficiency, indoor climate and the choice of materials.
Among the projects being presented is the recently completed Herrestaskolan school in Järfälla, to the north of Stockholm, which was built from cross-laminated timber. The landscape and building form a whole that is designed to act as a vital and vibrant centre for the new district.
The rebuilt government building Rådhus Skåne in Kristianstad, southern Sweden, has offices with adaptable surfaces and a number of conference rooms. The block features architecture from three different periods.
The rebuilt city district of Lagersberg in Eskilstuna, central Sweden, has been provided with outdoor areas, such as allotments, where people can meet. When playgrounds and yards are redesigned, residents are invited to have their say in the projects.