Gamlestaden Resecentrum – Glass facades for landmark travel centre in Gothenburg.

Gamlestaden Resecentrum is the building that everyone passes by – an architectural landmark that forms an important natural meeting place in north-east Gothenburg. With more than 30,000 travellers passing through the area daily, this site will be one of the main hubs for rail, tram and bus traffic in the city. The glass facades and windows were supplied by WICONA.

This iconic building is part of the development of north-east Gothenburg. It takes inspiration from the urban heartbeat of the land and the tranquillity of the sky. The architects – Ariktektbyrån Design – were clear from the start that this had to be an attractive building to look at – because it is in view all the time. The project was completed in summer 2018 and marked the start of a massive district development programme that will continue in Gamlestaden over the next few years. The building will form a dynamic urban centre that is full of life, for residents, workers and passers-by.

Well-planned architecture with space for development

17 stories of office space totalling 17,000 square metres reach for the sky, and every floor is well-planned and modern.  The fully glass facades give you a 360-degree view of the area, which provides jobs for over 1,000 people.

The conference section is divided into a various creative spaces that offer stimulating and inspiring environments. The building also has three large roof terraces, which in summer provide space for dynamic and creative meetings.

Double-skin glas facades from WICONA

The facades of Gamlestaden Resecentrum has a double-skin glas facade, based on WICLINE 75 evo together with WICTEC 50 EL. The fully glas facades ensure maximum transparency from the interior and exterior. Additional to this, a single-skin glas facade consisting of WICTEC 50 has also been used. This system solutions has high thermal and acoustic insulation performance that filters out the the bustle of life outside.

“WICONA’S aluminium system solutions for facades, doors and windows give you great design freedom to create the unique building that you envision. We always strive to find project solutions that match the specific requirements, while ensuring that production and assembly are as efficient as possible,”
says Thomas Blom, Sales Manager for WICONA Nordics.


Gamlestaden was nominated as the best building in Gothenburg in 2019 (Per and Alma Olsson Award).


Project: Gamlestadens Resecentrum

Location: Gothenburg, Sverige

Architect: Arkitektbyrån Design AB

WICONA solutions: WICTEC 50, WICLINE 75 evo, WICSTYLE 75 evo

Photo: Copyright Felix Gerlach



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A German brand founded in Ulm in 1948, WICONA has become a global benchmark for technologically advanced aluminium solutions for curtain walls, solar protection, doors and windows, including bullet and fireproof systems. It has introduced to the market the most advanced innovations that have been progressively adopted by all manufacturers, including the thermal breaks for aluminium frames. WICONA continues to demonstrate its focus on efficiency and sustainability by using thermal insulation strips made from recycled polyamide, which helps to significantly reduce CO2 emissions. With sustainability being one of the brand’s key objectives, WICONA controls all the production phases to guarantee the optimal performance of its systems and, together with designers and façade developers, creates customised solutions constantly pushing the boundaries of energy efficient and sustainable buildings. WICONA belongs to the Norwegian company Hydro, a fully integrated aluminium company with 35,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents, combining local expertise, worldwide reach and unmatched capabilities in R&D.


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