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A Sustainable Intersection of Old and New

4 June 2024

Situated in an old industrial neighborhood in Stockholm, the 1920s textile factory Trikåfabriken and its subsequent add-ons have been transformed into a modern and sustainable, 25,000 sqm office complex. With its five-story wooden frame extension, clad in Corten, it exemplifies how contemporary architecture can link the past to the present while adding a new layer to the city. 

Located in Stockholm’s old industrial neighborhood Hammarby Sjöstad, Trikåfabriken is the oldest preserved industrial property in the area, and the original 1928 brick building now serves as the ground floor for the new edifice. Additions were previously made during the 40’s, 60’s and the 80’s and the superstructure now in place has a bold expression that offers a striking contrast to the ground level’s more traditional one. The 45-degree-angle roof has been treated as a fifth facade and is an essential element of the experience of the building from the street and from a distance.

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