FOJAB won both the Urban Development Award in Malmö and the Green Lance.
During the City Building Day, the Dungen office building was awarded the City Building Prize in Malmö, while the Gjuteriet apartment buildings received the Green Lance. The architectural firm behind both winners is FOJAB.
The Dungen office building in Hyllie was designed and furnished by FOJAB and is certified according to Miljöbyggnad Guld.
- "It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I, my colleagues and our client Wihlborgs accept this award," says Anders Eriksson Modin, responsible architect at FOJAB. He continues:
- At the same time, I would like to congratulate my colleagues behind the Foundry. It is a great project that really deserves to be recognized in this way.
Dungen is owned by the property company Wihlborgs, and is largely occupied by the Swedish Customs. Gjuteriet, which consists of three apartment buildings, is owned by the property company Vita Örn.
Jury statement - Urban design award in Malmö:
"With high architectural quality and attention to detail, the Dungen office building makes an exemplary contribution to Hyllie. The heart of the building, the generous, north-facing atrium, becomes a shining beacon in the evening as an extension of Arenagatan. Despite the tenant's demand for security, the building feels open and welcoming. Dungen offers an extraordinary working environment; wooden walkways, moss floors and rotating (!) trees, taking the interior and staff to new heights. With a broad sustainability focus, from energy optimization and conscious choice of materials to signs that can be dismantled and reused, the project lives up to its Miljöbyggnad Gold."
About the Urban Design Award in Malmö
Since 1982, the City of Malmö has awarded an annual urban design prize. The aim is to recognize valuable improvements to Malmö's urban and living environment. The assessment is based on architectural quality, sustainability, function, innovation, process, impact and significance for the city.
Facts about Dungen
Location: Kv. Gimle 1, Hyllie, Malmö
Scope: 15,000 square meters, gross area
Responsible architect: Anders Eriksson Modin, FOJAB
Responsible interior designer: Lisa Mannheimer, FOJAB
Environmental certification: Miljöbyggnad Gold
Jury statement - Green Lance:
"With an interest in technology as a common thread, energy efficiency becomes a competition that everyone can win!". The house's well-insulated construction combined with heat recovery from the air results in a very low energy demand, while individual choices put personal comfort at the center. Sustainable travel is encouraged with a shared pool for both bikes and cars, and fixing your bike is easy in the service room. Stormwater is taken care of both above and below ground and the design of the courtyard invites green meetings between the residents."
About the City of Malmö Green Lance Award
The Green Lance has been awarded since 2001 and rewards environmentally sustainable construction that contributes to a lasting urban environment and a climate-smart lifestyle. When judging, the jury looks at the project's potential for a climate-smart lifestyle, innovation, process and impact and significance for the city.
Facts about the foundry
Location: Gjuteriet 23
Client: Vita Örn
Responsible architect: Mattias Essner, FOJAB
Year of completion: 2019
Type of project: Apartment building with rental apartments and shops on the ground floor.