The site that the building now stands on used to be a gravel square. It was unclear where the Globen area started and where it finished. The property now marks where the area starts and finishes and the building has also created a quiet local street on Pastellvägen and separates off Nynäsvägen for residents. This has made the area safer and more pleasant to spend time in.
The tower block to the north, with floor to ceiling windows on the top floor, has become a new landmark in Stockholm’s Söder district. It’s a clear feature for the area, as well as for Three, which is based in these premises. And because Three has located its 24-hour business there, the tower block shines like a beacon towards central Stockholm.
A building designed to support the customer’s business
Together with Three we have designed an office that completely supports their business, values and culture with premises that have flexible spaces and significant freedom of choice for each employee to arrange their day in a way that suits them best. It has been a mainstay of the project that the building should support transparency, flexibility and cooperation.
A red staircase leads from the 14th floor right down to the ground floor like a common thread through the entire office landscape, finally leading out into the heart of the building, the tiered seating/stairs in the atrium. Three wanted people to be able to feel the energy throughout the building and know when something was happening down in the atrium. It was important to create an open and attractive ground floor that encouraged participation.
An impressive facade
The building consists of three atriums that divide it into several sections. To ensure the building feels cohesive, the architects focused on making sure the light apertures fit with the rest of the facade. The facade was chosen to create a simple, clear and consistent expression for the entire building, despite it being divided into an upper and lower section. The tower block, consisting of 12 floors above ground, is attractively linked with the lower part. The facade is impressive, so it gets noticed even if you’re passing the building in a car on Nynäsvägen.
An energy-efficient building
The building is one of Fabege’s most energy-efficient properties. It boasts a 2,645 square metre stonecrop roof and is made of environmentally sustainable materials. The parking area has 62 charging stations for electric cars, but it is designed to have charging stations for all parking spaces.