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10 December 2020
Malmö Living Lab - Sustainable Construction

Join Skanska's session here: https://zoom.us/j/97155534472

About Skanska

Skanska is one of the 10 largest construction groups in the world, with 43,000 employees and revenue of over €17-billion. Skanska CDN is Skanska´s Commercial Property developer in the Nordics with local operations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Our mission is to initiate, develop and divest real estate projects such as office buildings, logistic facilities and retail warehouses in the Nordic region.

Our ambition is to reach net zero carbon for our ongoing projects and sold properties by 2037 and to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2045 for our own operations including business travel and our operated properties.

To reach this goal we are looking for good solutions, reference projects, knowledge, technology, innovative thinking etc that can help us along our journey.

In Malmö we are developing two projects that strive to be frontrunners when it comes to sustainable buildings; Hyllie Terrass and Regndroppen.

Hyllie Terrass

Quick facts:

  • Office project
  • 12 floors
  • Approx. 17 000 sqm
  • Completion  beginning 2023
  • Designed by Cobe Arkitekter in Copenhagen


With its distinctive architecture and ambitious sustainability goals, Hyllie Terrass will be one of Sweden's most sustainable office buildings, built to achieve a net-zero climate impact during its lifetime. Sustainability permeates everything, from the green concrete frame to the green terraces. Always with human needs and behavior in focus.

To the north, Hyllie Terrass shows a strict and well-designed façade with exciting architectural details and to the south, the house opens up and offers a wonderful view of the park across the street. The distinctive green terraces break off against the minimalist façade and give the building character. On the entrance level there is space for a restaurant, gym and other amenities that can facilitate a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

The goal of minimizing Hyllie Terrace's climate footprint affects every detail of the house. Every choice is examined. The minimalist façade was chosen because it leaves a smaller imprint. Turning the house south affects daylight and energy consumption. The green terraces are beneficial for us humans but also favor the biological diversity and collect rainwater. As much of the furnishings and materials as possible are sustainable, recycled or locally made.

Regndroppen

Quick facts:

  • Office project
  • 4-8 floors
  • Approx. 13 000 sqm
  • Early design process ongoing
  • Planed construction start 2022
  1. 1. Reduce and calculate carbon footprint in early design; monitor & follow-up across life cycle.

Concerns Regndroppen:

  • Where is the major carbon impact(s) in the building? Can this be calculated in the BIM model and can this be visualized in a clear and descriptive way for everyone to understand? Today, one major problem is the insufficient in-put data to the calculation. Is there any solution for carbon impact estimations in an early stage before decisions of frame structure and material are made?

Concerns both projects:

  • Effective ways of follow up of the carbon impact during the construction.

Concerns Hyllie Terrass:

  • How do we secure, track and monitor that build-in material and transportations are according to agreements during the construction phase?
  1. 2. Smart and sustainable material.

Concerns Regndroppen:

  • Do we really need steel/aluminum in the HVAC system? Is there a more climate efficient alternative for cable trays/ladders for electrical installations? The expected lifetime of the material for ex ventilation systems is sometimes longer than the buildings lifetime.

Concerns Regndroppen:

  • End-of-life. How can we prepare for circularity, demolition, declarations of chemicals etc?

Concerns Hyllie Terrass:

  • Building materials containing more organic materials, e.g. vegetation, hemp etc. What is possible within this area with various requirements for fire resistance, moisture, sound, loadbearing capacity etc?

Concerns both projects:

  • Any materials that have functions to e.g. reduce pollutions, carbon, produce energy etc etc. What is possible to find on the market today?

Concerns both projects:

  • To be able to reduce our carbon imprint we need to see existing and demolished material as a resource. What is possible within this area with various requirements for fire resistance, moisture, sound, loadbearing capacity etc?

Good examples of circular material chains, suppliers etc? (For Hyllie Terrass we´re interested in surface material, cladding, flooring, furnishings etc, since we´ve already contracted suppliers for the building structure.)

  1. 3. Water management

Concerns Regndroppen:

  • Our projects are often placed in dense city location were the buildings footprint takes up most of the building plot. Therefore, there´s not enough space to place large stormwater tanks etc. Is there a solution for circular water management given those condistions? How can we use storm- and/or gray water smarter? Can this be integrated with watering system for vegetation in a smart way?
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