In addition to the requirements of making the project low-maintenance and aesthetically pleasing, sustainability was of particular importance to the client and the planners from Kanozi Arkitekter. Therefore, all the buildings are certified with the Nordic SwanEcolabel. Östra Citadellskajen also received the Miljöbyggnad Silver sustainability label. Material durability is also an ecological factor, which is why the selected brick was an ideal solution.
To make the building blend into its surrounding while also creating something new and unique, the architects decided that some of the bricks should be laid back to front, creating patterned, contrasting and vibrant facework. “The back of the brick is much rougher so it can be used to create exciting details. This is an effective – and also economical – way to alter the façade because the result is stylish and unique while retaining the advantages of facing bricks”, explains Filip Davidsson, sales manager at Wienerberger.