The trading floor is the very heart of the building and is placed directly above the public areas. The high intensity and condensed interior of the trading floor is contrasted by the high ceilings.
The other floors of offices are open plan in the tips of the Vs, organised as desk islands, with service facilities grouped in a central axis running through the building. The axis provides a natural corridor as the shortest route through the building, and creates a natural division into smaller spaces as a room within a room. By grouping kitchenettes, wardrobes, lounge areas etc. into the axis, spaces for informal meetings and discussions are created.
The offices feature three types of office environment: traditional, fixed office spaces, a number of flexible office units used as temporary workstations for visiting colleagues, and a series of touch-down spaces for quick, informal team meetings. The flexible and varied interior design creates dynamism throughout the day, ensuring that the best possible facilities are provided for changing professional and even social requirements.
The building also boasts 3 roof terraces, to provide Swedbank staff with a recreational zone with a fantastic view.
Swedbank’s sustainability strategy is highly ambitious. The new Headquarters has received a Gold certification from the Swedish sustainability rating system, the ‘Milj?byggnad’. This supports Swedbank's core value ‘care’ that furthermore covers social sustainability.
Client: Humleg?rden Fastigheter
Engineer: P O Andersson Konstruktionsbyr? AB, Ikkab, Hillstatik
Landscape architect: LAND Arkitektur
Interior decoration: Tengbom (3XN has been responsible for the foyer, the restaurant and the café)
Project Manager: Forsen Projekt
Local collaborator: BSK Arkitekter
Info about the building:
Address: Landsv?gen, Sundbyberg
Area: 45,000 m2 with up to 2.500 office spaces
(35,000 m2 office, 10,000 m2 parking)
Floors: 9 (2 basement floors for parking)
Construction: Concrete and steel
Facade: Aluminum and glass
Floor: A black stone floor in Swedish Diabas in the foyer, wooden floors at the office floors
Construction start: April 2011
Construction finish: May 2014
Inauguration: May 20, 2014
Swedbank moves in June 2nd.