Gängtappen is one of the finalists in the Green Lance 2017 competition.

Gängtappen has been named a finalist by the City of Malmö in the Green Lance 2017, the city's award for environmentally sustainable and climate-smart construction.

FOJAB was commissioned by Wihlborgs Fastigheter to be responsible for the renovation of the characterful office building. The project involved a complete renovation to create modern and flexible office space. The focus was on retaining and preserving the original qualities.

Motivation of the jury: "After a thorough clean-up and careful renovation, a piece of Malmö history is stepping into the future. A new climate shell and smart energy systems, together with sound material choices and flexible workplaces, have resulted in an impressive improvement in the building's energy performance and sustainability. Through the architectural and environmental improvements, Gängtappen is an important model for the necessary environmental adaptation of the existing city."

This year, the committee has chosen to nominate three finalists, with one of the projects taking home the Green Lance, which will be awarded during the Urban Development Day on September 1 at Malmö Börshus.