Transformation of a major industrial heritage in Varvsstaden

Kjellander Sjöberg has been commissioned by Varvsstaden AB to transform one of the major  examples of industrial heritage in Malmö – Gjuteriet. In a close collaboration with the City of  Malmö and the tenant, the building will be converted into a new headquarters for the worldrenowned Swedish company Oatly. The project will deliver approximately 4,600 sq m of floor  area located centrally by the inner harbour basin, near the Malmö University and close to the  inner city.

The design approach is based on the inherent robust industrial character of the existing building and inserts new creative workspaces to create a contemporary vibrant open meeting space. The original loadbearing steel frame as well as the façades are preserved and complemented by new materials, following the clearly stated sustainable profile of the project. The new loadbearing structure is made of timber and the complementary elements make use of recycled materials from other demolished buildings belonging to the Kockum’s area.

– It is a great pleasure to be able to offer Oatly an office location one cannot see anywhere else in Malmö; centrally located, close to the water, in a building that by its nature creates a unique office environment. Oatly will add life and movement to the area and help us realise Varvsstaden’s vision of creating a sustainable urban district, says Pia Andersson, CEO of Varvsstaden AB. The project has been granted building approval, and the handover is due in 2023.

Release: Kjellander Sjöberg, Stockholm

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