July 08, 2013

Fullriggaren no 4 - a "Green Building"

In Västra Hamnen, Sweden, virtually every new office project is environmentally certified, but only one of them – Fullriggaren – has won the Sweden Green Building Council's first prize in the Green Building category for 2012.

​With totally unobstructed views across the Öresund, a location in Malmö's Västra Hamn and a blend of high quality and striking architecture make Briggen's new office building, Fullriggaren, an attractive property in an attractive prime location. It is not very surprising therefore that Briggen has chosen to locate its new offices on one of the building's six floors.

"To win an environmental award before the building is completed and fully operational might seem strange," says Filip Elland, Sustainability Coordinator at Fastighets AB Briggen. "But it is mainly during the project's design and planning stage that it can be controlled in order to meet the various environmental requirements – energy consumption, damp-proofing, the selection of sustainable materials, etc. This provides a preliminary decision for which we won the award, but within two years this will also be verified in practice."

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