Here is the best looking solar house!
The Solkvarteret mobility building in Malmö, designed by FOJAB, has the finest solar installation in southern Sweden! This is according to the association Solar Region Skåne, which awards the Solkvarteret the Skåne Solar Award 2022.
The Skåne Solar Award is presented annually to a building that, through concept, design or other means, has made a special contribution to increasing interest in solar power. Installations that are innovative and innovative are particularly rewarded.
Solkvarteren is a mobility building in Malmö's Hyllie district, designed by FOJAB on behalf of Hub Park. The amount of material in the Solkvarteret mobility building has been kept to a minimum. Behind a neat metal grid, a bottle-green facade with active solar cells makes the building self-sufficient in energy for much of the year.
- The future is locally produced energy. In the Solkvarteret mobility building, we have integrated the solar cells with the facade expression so that they contribute to the design. Solar cells should not spoil but beautify," says Anders Eriksson Modin, architect at FOJAB.
- Hub Park has an ambition to be at the forefront of innovative energy solutions. In Solkvarteren in Hyllie, we have begun that journey with tasteful solar panels combined with property batteries," says Tomas Strandberg, CEO of Hub Park.
The jury's verdict:
"The Solkvarteret Malmö mobility building has by far the most attractive design in the competition, while the facades cover part of the electricity needs of the building. Solkvarteret also wins with its innovative concept by addressing a societal need and showing how city dwellers can live more sustainably. A building adapted to modern urban life where cycling is given a lot of space.
The Mobility House is an excellent example of how photovoltaics can be both a natural and beautiful part of building design. It is fun and good to highlight solar panels as a building material: green panels make it extra interesting and the metal arches give a nod to Romanesque round arches. Here, a "boring" building becomes important to both the community and the city.
The jury also wants to highlight how solar cells can have a symbolic value on a parking garage. The solar block also contributes inspiration to LFM30's work for sustainable and climate-neutral construction in Malmö."
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