Scandic Hotel Landvetter

The new Scandic Landvetter is an international airport hotel accessed directly from the Landvetter passenger terminal. It is a modernized terminal building with a facade clad with 1,308 flags on embossed sheets of aluminium, creating a unique and truly international atmosphere. Wingårdhs firm of architects was responsible for the design and architecture, with Gert Wingårdh as Principal Architect.

For this project, Fasadglas designed, delivered and installed a unique suspended ceiling printed on 2-layer polycarbonate plates displaying all the flags of the world and illuminated. The main challenges were to minimize the weight and come up with a solution whereby technicians could open it up for service. The regulated lighting also needed to shine through the plates in the right way.      

Lighting was also a key aspect for representing the true colours of each flag, while hiding the underlying luminaires. Each flag was printed on plastic using advanced UV-technology, exactly like what is used when printing on glass.

ArchitectWingårdhs Arkitekter
ClientSwedavia Real Estate AB
SystemProject unique digital printed suspended ceiling
KontaktSimon Forsberg

Flags are to me the ultimate symbol of international business. For travelling, meetings and cross-border interactions.

Gert WingårdhArchitect