New life in historic building on Malmö's harbour front

Oatly has moved into its new head office in the foundry building Gjuteriet in Malmö's Varvsstaden district, which has undergone a major transformation. Several facilities are fitted with Troldtekt acoustic ceilings.

Sound-absorbing cement-bonded wood wool panels from Troldtekt are often used as acoustic ceilings in commercial properties

A number of industrial buildings have been completely renovated in Malmö’s historic Varvsstaden neighbourhood. Now, the old foundry Gjuteriet can be added to the list. This building has been assigned a so-called "K-märkt" label, which indicates that the building is of special cultural and historical value. Architectural firm Kjellander Sjöberg designed this transformation.

Gjuteriet opened in the first quarter of 2023 and is the new headquarters of Swedish food manufacturer, Oatly. The ground floor and foyer are part of the urban development of the entire district. They are intended to serve as an open public meeting space with a café, exhibitions and the opportunity to spend some time in pleasant surroundings.

Recycled materials and original details

The design is based on the building’s and the area’s industrial past, where facades and steel structures as well as smaller, original details have been preserved. The building framework itself is made of wood, and recycled materials from Varvsstaden’s "material bank" of demolished building materials from the area’s renovations have been used.

For Oatly’s office, natural wood Troldtekt was chosen for the corridors, toilets and changing rooms, to ensure good acoustics that work well with the more raw, industrial design.