Fjärilen – a Monochrome Building in Steel shortlisted for the Swedish Building Award
Fjärilen (Swedish for "The Butterfly"), a newly constructed apartment complex in Uppsala (Sweden) designed by Belatchew Arkitekter on behalf of real estate company Wallenstam, has been shortlisted for the Swedish Building Award 2017 (Stålbyggnadspriset 2017).
- The challenge for this project was to bridge a gap between two blocks with very different typologies. Since we wanted to design them as monochrome units with the same material on roof and façades the choice fell on steel, says Rahel Belatchew, Principal Architect and CEO, Belatchew Arkitekter.
- We spent some time looking for the right yellow tint. The Harvest Yellow color is bright and warm at the same time, Rahel Belatchew concludes.
Photos (photographer Åke Eson Lindman):
http://www.belatchew.com/downloads/fjarilen.zip (229 MB)
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About the Swedish Building Award
The Swedish Institute of Steel Construction awards the bi-annual Swedish Building Award to a construction project that uses steel in an innovative, sustainable and architecturally appealing way. The aim is to encourage efficient use of steel in construction and give rise to new ideas and inspirational solutions. The Swedish Building Award attracts architects, engineers and companies to use the properties of steel in order to help build a sustainable future.
GreenCoat color coated steel by SSAB was chosen on the roof and façades of Fjärilen due to high quality standards and sustainability angle having Swedish rapeseed oil in the paint. SSAB has chosen to feature Fjärilen for a worldwide GreenCoat marketing campaign (https://www.ssab.com/products/brands/greencoat/fjarilen-the-butterfly-sweden).
About Belatchew Arkitekter
Belatchew Arkitekter was founded in 2006 by Rahel Belatchew. The office is based in Stockholm, Sweden, but its activities are international. Belatchew Arkitekter is an architectural firm working within a wide range of projects, from urban planning and housing to offices and retail. The work of the office is idea driven with an aim to find unexpected solutions that enhance the potential of a site and add value to real estate.
Rahel Belatchew, MSA / SAR, DESA, Chief architect and founder of Belatchew Arkitekter, received her master's degree in architecture from the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris 1996 and has worked as an architect in Paris, Luxemburg, Tokyo and Stockholm. Rahel also runs the experimental studio Belatchew Labs in order to find solutions to the challenges of the contemporary city through method development, digitization and sustainable architecture.
Rahel Belatchew is also engaged in real estate development for the realization of projects with high architectural qualities.
Rahel Belatchew has been appointed Architect of the Year and Belatchew Arkitekter and Belatchew Labs have received several awards in recent years, including Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Award, Smart Living Challenge and the Swedish national design award Design S.