white arkitekter's nodi office building in sweden rises inside staggered wooden framework

white arkitekter's nodi office building in sweden rises inside staggered wooden framework

exploring the possibilities of timber 

 

swedish studio white arkitekter constructed ‘nodi’ in gothenburg, sweden, a five-storey office building, erecting inside a wooden framework. five increasing staggered levels reveal the possibilities of timber in modern construction, meeting today’s needs. floor-to-ceiling glazing frames the wooden skeleton, leaving its eye-catching entrance level exposed, inviting passers-by to peek in.

 

the architects sought to create a balance between privacy and openness, all the while exposing the qualities of the material. much of the building’s original skeleton remains visible inside, generating an inviting and comfortable atmosphere with a low climate footprint.white arkitekter's nodi office building in sweden rises inside staggered wooden frameworkall images courtesy of åke eson lindman

 

 

simple yet powerful aesthetics of the wood

 

aside from the advantages of wood contributing to a low climate footprint, it provides the building with simple yet powerful aesthetics. the internally visible frame and the facade clad in vertical slats add a warm touch and give a natural feel throughout the structure.

 

the ground level accommodates a retail space, and above are stacked four floors of office spaces that grow in size. in this way, the design of the building adds to a better indoor climate: the humidity levels and temperatures are more balanced, while the interior is protected from the harsh sun rays. however, plenty of natural light penetrates the building, generating a well-lit working environment. at the very top, white arkitekter (see more here) organized a lush roof terrace, including a spacious kitchenette that is accessible to all tenants. there, visitors can interact and rest, while enjoying the sweeping views opening towards the city. white arkitekter's nodi office building in sweden rises inside staggered wooden framework

 

 

one of sweden’s first wooden office buildings

 

as its name reveals — ‘nodi’ means hub — the structure serves as a center in the district nya hovås and one of the area’s landmarks. ‘at the beginning of 2019, we were commissioned by the next step group to draw one of nya hovås’ landmarks. four floors of office space, on top of an entrance floor for shops and city life. the planned development around road 158 makes nodi the hub of the area, with a mixed city of homes, shops, and restaurants around it. the bold design has played a significant role in the occupancy rate of the client,’ mentioned the architects.

 

‘thanks to the close, ambitious and open collaboration between all parties, we have been able to develop a pioneering project that has resulted in gothenburg, and also one of sweden’s, first wooden office buildings,’ joakim hansson, responsible architect.white arkitekter's nodi office building in sweden rises inside staggered wooden framework

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white arkitekter's nodi office building in sweden rises inside staggered wooden framework
clad in linax-treated glulam

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white arkitekter's nodi office building in sweden rises inside staggered wooden framework
nodi breathes wood and glass

 

 

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a real wooden feel inside and out
a real wooden feel inside and out
white arkitekter’s nodi office building in sweden rises inside staggered wooden framework
 

project info:

 

name: nodi

architects: white arkitekter

client: next step group
location: nya hovås, gothenburg, sweden
area: BTA 4,660 sqm, BTA above ground 4,200 sqm, LOA total 3,680 sqm
project start / end: 2019-2021
photography: åke eson lindman

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