It is smart to use a circular business model where you can use existing buildings to create new buildings. Wood as a renewable building material plays a key role when existing buildings get new life with the help of wooden extensions.
The Tricot Factory
Trikåfabriken (The Tricot factory) in Stockholm is an industrial property from 1926 converted into a sustainable office building. A timber section of 5-7 floors has been added on the existing buildings, now joint into one complex, where 1200 people work.
The industrial nature of the building in combination with the solid timber frame on top creates a unique feel. The atrium, which reaches from the ground floor to the roof brings the different parts of the building together. On the roof you find a terrace, solar cells and stonecrop.
A sustainable building
All the materials used have been chosen for their ability to meet demands on sufficient lifespan, maintenance requirements and low environmental footprint.
This is an example how we can expand on what has already been built. Wooden extensions are a good alternative for increasing life span, densifying and using existing buildings in a flexible and sustainable way. Thanks to the wooden buildings system, the structure has a low weight and a low climate footprint.