Residenset in Kristianstad winner of Facade of the Year 2020

Residenset in Kristianstad is the winner of the Facade of the Year in the Renovation / Restoration category! The prize was awarded at Fasadforum on November 12. Facade of the Year is the construction industry's major prize for Sweden's best house facade. The competition aims to draw attention to construction that contributes to beautiful, interesting, exciting and sustainable houses.

Mattias Hedberg Ek at FOJAB has been appointed house architect for the Kristianstad Residence. On behalf of the National Property Board, the Residence has in recent years been renovated and adapted for new functions and tenants. An extensive facade renovation has been carried out in collaboration with Blasberg Andréasson Arkitekter in Lund, an architectural office specializing in renovations and new buildings in culturally valuable environments, and facade contractor Folkes bygg & byggnadsvård. Drachmann arkitekter has also participated.

Motivation of the jury:
Cultural history well worth preserving. This characterizes all the final nominated entries for the renovation award of the Facade of the Year. Sweden has a fantastic building history. The country is full of urban environments and individual buildings that give us all a sense of belonging both in the present and the past. Preserving and in many cases restoring buildings so that they can continue to enrich our country is invaluable. This year's winners show how crucial it is to have responsible, committed and competent project teams to achieve a top-class end result. Their attention to detail, level of execution and sensitivity to a building's origins have laid the foundation for their success.

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