16-storey office building as part of new harbour milieu

In Stuveriet – a new office building, which is part of the Masthuggskajen water-front development in Gothenburg – businesses can now rent office space with sea views. The design is inspired by the surroundings, and Troldtekt has been selected in a distinctive custom colour for the lower, public areas.

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Stuveriet is Gothenburg’s new 16-storey office building located at Masthuggskajen. In the 1800s, this working port was teeming with life, but as the shipping industry shifted away from the city centre port areas, the area gradually went into decline. As part of an ongoing urban redevelopment project, Masthuggskajen is now being transformed into a modern district of offices, homes and restaurants.

Stuveriet is owned by Stena Fastigheter AB, and Erdegard Arkitekter was in charge of the design from start to finish. 7,600 square metres of office space are rented out to businesses, in addition to which Stuveriet also encompasses a shared reception area, café and bistro, sports lounge, meeting and conference facilities, an orangery on the 14th floor and a roof terrace.


Design reflecting the area

The rounded facade of the building takes account of the weather in Gothenburg, reducing the impact of onshore winds and rain, Charlotte Erdegard, architect MSA from Erdegard Architects explains. She continues:

“The facade and roof of the building consist of a single, thunder-blue material in bands of metal cladding with sophisticated details. The large floor-to-ceiling windows offer harbour and sea views as well as overlooking the street and so connecting the workplace with life on the plaza below.”


Troldtekt throughout

The lower floors are public areas, and Troldtekt acoustic solutions feature prominently in the styling. A red custom colour of Troldtekt line has been chosen for the ceiling and, unusually, the panels continue some distance down the wall, contributing even better acoustics as well as distinctive styling to the premises.

The Troldtekt solution is reiterated in the lobby, lift zones and the café but at twice the height. The colour should be seen as a tribute to the original harbour milieu, explains Ida Modin, an architect with Erdegard Arkitekter, who worked on the interior design concept for Stuveriet:

“Red is festive, but the colour is also associated with the harbour’s rusty cranes and the characteristic red tin roofs of the district. Troldtekt line gave precisely the effect we wanted – slightly rough, yet exclusive. On the walls, the panels act as acoustic materials, while also framing the high-ceilinged room. The special brass fittings uplift the room even more through the contrasting of shiny and matte surfaces.