Tall and sustainable office building in Gothenburg
At an impressive 144 meters high, Skanska's Citygate will be the tallest office building in the Nordic region. Kanozi Arkitekter has been involved in the design process for Gothenburg's new landmark together with Danish Henning Larsen Architects.
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The building is planned to be completed in the first quarter of 2022 and will be certified according to WELL and environmentally certified according to LEED.
The project is a collaboration between Kanozi Arkitekter and Henning Larsen Architects, who won the invited architectural competition to design the tallest office building in the Nordic region. We have been commissioned to be the local architectural partner. The building will contain a large cluster of modern flexible offices on 36 floors, conference rooms, restaurants, cafés and relatively large lounge areas, as well as a glazed atrium and parking for employees.
The plot - which is a former gas station - is relatively small, but opens up for an inviting meeting place in the lower part of the building, where the surroundings create clear links to the city. The office building will be a clear gateway to Gothenburg for everyone coming by car from the south and north on the E6 and E20. Skanska, the developer, was clear from the start that a local architectural partner was needed in this project. "The interaction between us and Henning Larsen Architects is a good example of how Skanska has dared to think outside the box and put architecture high on the agenda.
This is incredibly exciting for both Kanozi and Gothenburg. It will be an office building where the environment and human well-being are central, with meeting places, co-working spaces and a food court.
Design Director and Founder
The building provides a versatile experience thanks to the different directions of the façade and appears particularly slender in the north-south direction, just as many will experience the building from the highway. The façade is a geometric play between smoothness and perceived depth.