Architect: White Arkitekter | Client: White Arkitekter
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Smaragden is an impressing fully glazed space serving as a meeting point in the courtyard of Brännaren 18. This project is part of the renovation plan for the industrial area of the Sorgenfri neighborhood in Malmö. The idea is to create a mixed-use area with focus on residential buildings.
Our contribution to the project was to inform the fully glazed facade design (skylights and vertical façades) of Smaragden in order to provide an all-year-round inviting space for the visitors. Our design approach was to investigate solar control mechanisms that would be of limited cost and maintenance and yet provide solid performance and are in line with the Architectural intent.