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    • 26 June 2018

      An Office Building Lobby Inspired by a Swedish Summer House

      We are changing the lobbies of Skanska's offices from a transit area to a welcoming space inspired by the feel of a Swedish summer house. The new lobby concept supports health and well-being in the workplace.

    • In Scandinavia, Sommarstuga – the traditional Swedish summer house – is the perfect example of a place where people can have some rest, meet with others, and spend some quality time. Because of its nature, Sommarstuga has become the basis for the rethinking and redesign of the Skanska office lobby.

      The main characteristics of the design are flexibility and adaptability. The new Skanska lobby concept can be easily rearranged to match the specifics of each and every futureproof office building in the company’s portfolio.

      However, there are components that are common to every Sommarstuga-inspired lobby. The design is based on several key elements: warm and comfortable light, natural materials, diverse spaces to meet and rest, and openness to the local communities. This is a truly sustainable space.

      “Skanska’s ambition is to change the way people think about buildings. We're contributing to a better society, and thinking about people is reflected in everything we do. New lobby concept and advanced proptech solutions we implement in our office buildings focus on user experience. All this together aims to make time spent in Skanska developments easy and comfortable. I believe our collaboration with Henning Larsen, will transform the Central European office market”, says Katarzyna Zawodna, President, and CEO at Skanska’s commercial development unit in CEE.

      The first lobby that we designed is already being created for a Skanska office project in Warsaw – the high-rise building in the Spark complex. Spark is the first office project in Poland to gain a WELL certificate, which is scheduled to happen in the fourth quarter this year.