Swedish construction projects at the forefront – from individual buildings to entire city districts

/INS. Sweden builds with sustainability in mind, from individual buildings to entire city districts – and has a lot to show the world. Ten competition winners will be presented at the SB14 conference in Barcelona from the 28th to 30th of October.

Five new buildings, two rebuilt houses and three city district projects from various parts of the country will be presented at the conference, highlighting Sweden’s role as a world leader in sustainable construction.

The winning projects are all founded on a strong ideology of sustainability, from Swedish urban development research to innovative solutions that put the focus on the environment and people. Several of the winning buildings are certified according to the Swedish Miljöbyggnad certification system, which evaluates energy efficiency, indoor climate and the choice of materials.

The winners in the New Buildings category are Greenhouse Augustenborg in Malmö, the Backsippan daycare centre in Ronneby, the Väla Gård office building in Helsingborg, Herrestaskolan school in Järfälla and Masthusen Kvarter 11 in Malmö. The winners in the Rebuilds category were Rådhus Skåne in Kristianstad and Swecohuset in Stockholm. The winners in the City District category are Albano in Stockholm, Lagersberg in Eskilstuna and Brunnshög in Lund.

Welcome to SB14 in Barcelona between 28 and 30 October 2014. Come and visit Formas/SGBC on the Exhibition Floor, stands 27–28 http://www.wsb14barcelona.org.