Sometimes it is a complex technical challenge that produces cross-functional cooperation. In the project Grow Hotel, the facade was a challenging area. Technical requirements combined with advanced design ruled out all standard solutions.
We worked together with Brandkonsulten and the architects at 3XN to develop a unique solution that met the technical requirements and realized the architect’s vision. The project was a nominee for Glaspriset 2020.
Sometimes it is just a simple question that accelerates innovation and development. We received the question of whether it was possible to give insulating glass an s-shaped form to recall the client’s brand.
After performing several tests our answer was yes. A collaboration was initiated with a progressive glass manufacturer to accomplish the unique effect.
Sometimes it is simply necessary to initiate a process for sustainable building. ICON was built with a new technology, where we developed a curtain wall facade – entirely in wood. The choice of the wood system provides environmental benefits such as reduced CO2 footprint and energy efficiency (u-values and broken reduced cold bridges).
ICON was the starting point for our internal development of new wood systems and resulted in a stately symbol for Växjö – “the city of wood”.