06. Juli 2012 Print
LEED-Gold for the Stockholm Waterfront Building
Günter Manuel Giehr, MEAG´s Global Head of Real Estate, says: "Green buildings have less vacancies, higher rents and greater value stability. Sustainability will be for buildings what the catalytic converter is for cars - indispensable! Energy efficiency and user comfort are essential characteristics for sustainable property, and they are expected by the market. The Waterfront Building is absolutely fit for the future, it is one of the most sustainable buildings Stockholm has to offer.”
Energy efficiency is the focus of the Waterfront Building, a fact that can be seen in its construction, the flexibility of its air-conditioning and its energy consumption, which has been optimised together with the neighbouring buildings. The air-conditioning system is run by natural resources as water from nearby Lake Maelaren. The energy is managed by an air-conditioning system shared with the Radisson Blu Stockholm hotel and the Stockholm Congress Centre, which enables excess energy in any of the buildings to be utilised in the others.
The 15 storey Landmark Building completed in 2010 has a total floor space of 25,581 m². The architect was Bengt Svensson from the Stockholm architectural office White architects. The building lies just to the west of the central railway station, in the west of the CBD. The eleven upper storeys are for offices, while the ground floor has a lobby, a café, a fast-food and a specialty restaurant, a fitness studio and offices. The top two underground levels house 135 parking spaces, and the third contains storage rooms and the building's engineering. The Waterfront Building is fully let to top tenants that include, for example, the Australian Embassy.