In the middle of Hagastaden’s emerging life science cluster, on top of the E4, Atrium Ljungberg is building Life City – a new center for business development and service linked to healthcare and research. With 200,000 passing people a day, Life City is one of Sweden’s most visible houses. Gatun Arkitekter was responsible for the idea of facades designs, after winning a competition announced by the property owner.
The figure is based on an idea for a sparkling metal facade, that changes character with the play of light around the clock. A glass house is swept with a metal grid, that gives the indoor environment sun protection at the same time as it gives the building’s exterior a unique, changing character. Each facade is given its specific set of perforated stainless steel sliding shutters to respond to the specific solar radiation of each direction.
The building is designed with very high environmental ambitions and will be classified as BREEAM.