Foajén office building nominated for the City of Malmö Green Lance Award

Every year, the City of Malmö awards the Green Lance prize for sustainable construction. The foyer is one of three nominated projects and FOJAB is behind both design and planning.

The foyer is located in Södra Nyhamnen, an area undergoing exciting development. On behalf of Jernhusen, FOJAB has designed the office building with a roof park that will be a workplace for 700 people. Environment and sustainability, flexible office spaces and people's well-being in working life have been the focus of the design.

The sustainability targets for the project have been high and the Foyer is an eco-smart building that focuses on the well-being of both people and the environment. On the roof, for example, there is a walkway lined with 26 types of plants and 200 square meters of solar cells. In addition to environmental certification according to BREEAM, the building will also be certified according to The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) system, a new international building standard focusing on people's well-being in working life with seven different focus areas: air, water, diet, light, exercise, well-being and mind.

- We have created a new office and meeting place that provides fantastic conditions for living sustainably and feeling good throughout the working day. Now we are delighted with the attention and nomination for the Green Lance," says Charlotte Kristensson, responsible architect at FOJAB.

Motivation of the jury:
"The foyer is designed for all the senses and invites both work and rest - from the entrance, up through the stairwell to the roof terrace. This flexible office building has an exemplary holistic approach to design, environment and health. Smart technology for energy, ventilation and acoustics is complemented by art and sound installations, vegetation and greenery. The roof terrace, with views of the harbor area and the city, meadows and winding wooden walkways, is a secret oasis with space for socializing and recovery. In the Foyer, concern for people and their well-being in the workplace is the real focus."

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. This year's prize will be awarded on Urban Construction Day on September 2.