At Klövern’s 850-square-metre corporate office in Gothenburg, a flexible design was exactly what they were after. Moreover, the old building had many original features that had to be preserved for posterity. For Krook &Tjäder, the task therefore lay in preserving the original architecture while at the same time establishing a creative environment.
On entering, you step into the heart of the building, where a broad staircase doubles as seating, and where colleagues can eat lunch together or hold meetings or conferences. The other areas are divided into zones with small phone boxes and conference facilities.
As a contrast to the elements from the building’s past, sustainable materials have been used which also help to create an air of exclusivity. Among other things, selected surfaces are covered with wood panelling, while others have been fitted with Troldtekt acoustic panels. The acoustic panels go well with the industrial elements, and ensure that there is a pleasant sound environment in the offices.
“Variation, sustainability and flexibility have been constant themes throughout the entire project. We have used the industrial past of the area as a source of inspiration, and allowed the space to convey its original history with a raw look which is balanced with soft materials for a harmonious feel. In this way, we are creating attractive and sustainable environments for Klövern, for the individual employee and for society as a whole,” says Lorena Zabala, an architect at Krook &Tjäder.