The Snäckan 8 property is located between the Sheraton and the ministry buildings in central Stockholm and not far away from the City Hall. The existing building from the 1970’s was demolished and the new office building take its place. The facade is opened with larger window areas and a less monolithic expression, which also reflects the streamlined office plans and the changed character of the site. The materials are chosen to give a timeless and strong, own character – durable over time with materials that live and change in different light. The basic materials are limestone, warm copper-toned metal and glass with reversible details that do not distort the elegant expression. The building is designed with the materiality that characterizes the buildings in the neighborhoods around the Tegelbacken area and the environment of which the Snäckan neighborhood is a part.
“KG Constructions Group” deliver 4 668 m2 of unitised curtain walls on KGC’s Bespoke UCW system with limestone cladding of 4 different types, stainless steel plates from FMH in special rosy gold shades, and anodized aluminum plates from “HAI Horsens”, 4 373 m2 of stick curtain walling and 695 m2 of the glass roof. What is unique and challenging about this project? – So-called ‘Jumbo’ façade elements, which is unusually wide and heavy with the size of 4800 x 3600 mm and the weight of approximately 2100kg. There is 79 such units.