GASVERKET BUILDING 8 WINS THE 2021 ROT PRIZE
The old Gasverket Building 8 treatment plant has won the 2021 ROT prize (awarded by the Stockholm Byggmästareförening to promote redevelopment in Stockholm).
We’re proud to be a part of developing and preserving Gasverket Building 8 and 20. These cultural landmarks have been restored so that they can be appreciated and enjoyed for many years to come. Our challenge was to come up with window solutions compatible with the building’s original design and in line with the current energy, fire safety and similar requirements.
Here is the jury’s motivation
“The old Gasverket treatment plant has been awarded the ROT prize based on the inspiring transformation of the building from an empty shell to an architectural gem with endless future possibilities. The project is a model for demonstrating how the preservation of existing values can lead to qualitative, long-term and sustainable solutions. The building has been reused in its entirety. Very few materials have been removed and very few new ones have been added. The project has defied the legacy of its past, where pollution and detrimental environmental effects defined it.
The closed, uninviting design has been opened up, making it ideal for its new school activities and the students in attendance there. The choice of tenant is not only ideal for the building but also an essential part of developing this new city district. The long-term ownership, conscientious processes and interplay of expertise between the developer, contractor and architect have been key to the project’s results and financial success. Gasverket Hus 8 is also an excellent example of good architectural design and thoughtful selection of materials that are timeless and long lasting.”
Architect: Strategisk Arkitektur
Developer/property owner: CA Fastigheter
Contractor: Mobil Bygg AB