joliark restores abandoned stockholm brewery for octapharma joliark restores abandoned stockholm brewery for octapharma
mar 14, 2015

joliark restores abandoned stockholm brewery for octapharma

joliark restores abandoned stockholm brewery for octapharma
images © torjus dahl/joliark




the former brewery stands proudly in the western kungsholmen district of stockholm, sweden. built in the early 1890s, after a 15 year peak, it faced economic difficulty and eventually fell into bankruptcy. since then it has been used in various ways, but years of neglect left the structure in a state of severe disrepair. 

view from franzéngatan 




in 2009, swedish conglomerate octapharma purchased the site. the premises, largely constructed of wood is ill-suited for production of the pharmaceuticals, but perfect for the company’s quickly growing administrative infrastructure. extensive renovation was done by swedish architectural firm joliark, who worked in cooperation with stockholm’s planning authorities and city museum

exterior view of façade 




the building houses offices as well as numerous meeting spaces, conference rooms, changing quarters, and a large cafeteria. the façade underwent substantial remodeling, down to the assessment of each brick, which is evident by the project’s more than six year timeline. now renovated and inhabited, it has once again regained its former splendor

the original site was built in the early 1890s 

octapharma also purchased the surrounding buildings for use as research labs

(left) meetingbox 
(right) large office space with view

(left) cafeteria
(right) exposed wood construction

interior prior to renovation

interior prior to renovation



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