The customer: Sweco Gothenburg
At the moment 850 people work in the Gothenburg office and the premises in their current form have space for an additional 30. With 14 square metres per person, the space is used extremely efficiently.
Christina Gunnarsson is an interior designer charged with managing the interiors and furnishings at Sweco. Besides the companies’ own offices, she has plenty of experience of designing public spaces from care and higher education settings to a modern church. Nor is it the first time that she has worked with Lammhults.
“The heart of our Gothenburg office is the Living Room, a meeting place adjoining the entrance hall. About twenty of the meeting rooms, a lecture theatre and the staff canteen are located around the Living Room. In total the office has 75 meeting rooms and 70 conference rooms. One fun detail is the names of the meeting rooms which are all derived from our operations; here we meet in Skissen (the sketch) or
sit down in Bussen (the bus). Furniture from Lammhults is found in principle in all the meeting rooms and an impressive 50 percent of all the furniture is recyclable. Chairs such as
Comet, Archal, Add and Spira have a timeless design and quality which means they last for many years and in different environments,” says Christina.
Furniture from Lammhults is found in virtually all the meeting rooms and an impressive 50 percent of all the furniture is recyclable.
As stated, sustainability is key in the project. The building is BREEAM-certified and the location was chosen to encourage commuting by public transport or by bike. Sweco also won an award for being the most bike-friendly workplace in Gothenburg in 2015.
“We stand for sustainable development and we want to practice what we preach. That also affects our choice of interior. We have worked with Lammhults’ furniture for several years. They stand for innovative Scandinavian design and sustainability over time in quality and design alike and that’s something we value – both for our own office and for customer projects. The partnership has also worked well and I appreciate the opportunity to get help with sample pieces of furniture or to be able to bring customers to a local showroom to see and touch the products.”