Lilla lntegralen” features a façade made from GreenCoat® color coated steel from SSAB, and has been named a finalist for the Swedish architectural award Platpriset 2019.
Recently, Sandellsandberg Arkitekter decided to use sustainable GreenCoat® steel for the unique “Lilla lntegralen” apartment building in the newly constructed residential district of Vallastaden in Linkoping, Sweden. The first phase of the housing project in Vallastaden resulted in 1000 homes being built by 40 different architects.
“Lilla lntegralen” is a semi-detached house with four apartments on three floors and a roof terrace. The distinctive shape of the building utilizes a sinusoidal profiled façade made from premium GreenCoat® color coated steel to ensure sustainability and durability in harsh weather as well as high aesthetics.
The Metallic Silver color was chosen to create beautiful light reflections in the relatively densely populated neighborhood of Vallastaden, according to SSAB.
“Since we see sustainability from a long-term perspective, we try to find a good balance between the environment and social responsibility in architecture. When we draw a house, it will last for many generations to come, and that of course places demands on the material we use. Using GreenCoat® steel, which offers both durability and environmental benefits, felt obvious,” explains Thomas Sandell, Sandellsandberg Arkitekter.
SSAB states that in addition to high performance and aesthetics, most GreenCoat® products feature a Bio-based Technology (BT) coating with Swedish rapeseed oil instead of fossil based oils, which are traditionally used. This patented coating technology is currently the only one of its kind on the market according to SSAB,
The SSAB press release states that the building process went smoothly with GreenCoat® being commended for its ability to be adapted to the great number of details that the design of “Lilla lntegralen” required.
“Lilla lntegralen” is one of five buildings nominated for the Platpriset 2019, which aims to encourage and pay tribute to innovative and sustainable buildings, where the properties and expressions of the metals are utilized in a successful architectural design.
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