An estimated 2,500 employees will move into the new 45,000 m2 headquarters in the Stockholm suburb of Sundbyberg, 5 kilometers from the city center. The new Swedbank HQ will be one of Sweden’s most modern and innovative office buildings, focusing on Scandinavian simplicity, transparency and dynamic social environments.
The design springs from Swedbank’s core values: openness, simplicity, care and durability. Thus, the architecture is based directly on the organization’s profile as a solid, financially sound and modern bank, interpreted through 3XN’s philosophy on behaviour and architecture.
Architecture that facilitates interaction and visual contact
With its innovative and transparent expression formed in an unconventional triple-v structure the building will become a landmark amongst Swedish office buildings. The large volume required has been broken down to create spaces on a human scale. This makes the building inviting on the inside as well as on the outside.
'First and foremost the triple-v solution means that the employees are located closer to each other on undisturbed working islands than in a traditional office wing. This contributes to shorter distances, good internal communication, visual contact and knowledge sharing between departments,’ Kim Herforth Nielsen, Creative Director, says.
The implementation of an open plan office, and thus a new type of work culture and work identity, has been integrated into the architectural design and the main idea behind the building.
The new headquarters is also the result of fruitful cooperation between 3XN and developer Humlegaarden Fastigheder, who are the client of the project.
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Construction start: April 2011
Construction finish: May 2014
Inauguration: May 20, 2014
Swedbank moves in June 2nd.