House of Choice

BREEAM excellent

BREEAM Building of the year 2021!

Scandinavia’s first zero-energy hotel!

In Arenastaden, we have built Scandinavia's first zero-energy hotel. The hotel is part of Nordic Choice Hotel's Comfort Hotel chain with 336 rooms, 88 apartments for long-stay and Nordic Choice Hotel's Swedish head office.

The building has now been certified according to FEBY Guld Plushus, and to meet the certification, the building has been designed for the very low heat losses that the criteria for the environmental classification FEBY Guld Plushus require. The building is supplied with cooling and heat from heat pumps that efficiently charge and retrieve energy from borehole bearings.

"The project demonstrates that even large buildings in urban areas can cope with the plus house level and therefore it is gratifying that there are forerunners who want to raise the bar in terms of energy-efficient construction."

- Eje Sandberg, Forum for Energy Efficient Construction (FEBY)


The 11-storey building has been designed by White Arkitekter. A visit to the hotel will provide inspiration for sustainable living, whether you’re staying the night at the hotel, renting a long-stay apartment, working out at the gym or working at the office.
“We’re a company that not only gets involved in what’s happening at the hotel, but also wants to contribute solutions to the major challenges faced by society. The construction at Arenastaden is an excellent example of us not only giving our guests the best experiences but also generating electricity for others besides ourselves. And sustainable electricity at that.”
Petter A Stordalen – founder of Nordic Choice Hotels
The building will stand out in Arenastaden due to its angled design and its dark grid cladding. The facade features an urban brick base. A framework with integral solar panels and facade lighting and featuring a bright upper section that contrasts with the building’s muted exterior. It’s a cohesive unit with a staggered roof, reflecting the project’s strong energy profile and numerous solar panels. 
“It’s a little more luxurious than home, and it will perhaps inspire you to make changes at home, such as solar panels or eating more sustainably. The architecture reflects visible and tangible sustainability.”
Raimo Joss – architect, White Arkitekter
The area is being opened up for visitors using lobby spaces that create a new social link from the Friends Arena level down to Lake Råstasjön and Evenemangsgatan. The link aims to encourage flexible use of offices, restaurants, gyms and event spaces. 


Nationalarena 3 has the ambition to pass the classification for Breeam Excellent and has recently been certified according to FEBY Guld Plushus. Through 25 boreholes for geoenergy and a total of almost 2,500 square meters of solar cells on the facade and roof, more energy is produced than will be consumed in property energy. During a year, the solar cells generate enough electricity to drive an electric car more than 40 revolutions around the earth. This makes the hotel the world's most photovoltaic and that the building achieves zero energy.

  • 22,400 sqm BTA
  • Evenemangsgatan 42, Solna
  • BREEAM Very Good
  • Q1 2021
  • Solna station, Ulriksdal
  • Line 502, 505


Welcome to magnificent daily living!

Today it’s hard to imagine how the district looked previously. Before Mall of Scandinavia, Friends Arena, the contemporary office buildings and the vibrant urban scene. Arenastaden is now a fully sustainable district with top quality housing, offices, hotels and communications.

Read more about Arenastaden

Do you have a question?

Maria Jansson
Project Manager
+46 46 70 422 20 86

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