Reuse for a circular economy
Today, the construction and real estate sector accounts for about 20% of Sweden's greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve the national climate goals by 2045, emissions must be reduced by at least 85 percent compared to 1990. This requires conscious material choices and a circular approach.
At FOJAB, we work innovatively to increase circular processes in the construction industry. Recycling is nowadays a matter of course, but at the parking garage Hyllieäng in Malmö we have gone one step further. The facade is built entirely from waste materials such as discarded glass, surplus heat exchanger plates and skeletons. In many ways, this approach challenges the usual role and approach of the architect, as well as the building permit process.
On LKF headquarters in Lund, the loose furnishings have been procured according to LOU for reused furniture and in our own office in Malmö, Trikåfabriken, the idea of reuse is self-evident. This applies to the building, the interior and the courtyard. As much as possible of the old factory has been reused and dismantled materials and equipment have been renovated or restored.