NOW – THE SITE TODAY
Brädstapeln is characterized by the architectural ideals that held sway at the time of construction in the 1970s. The property has become a symbol of the then prevailing idea of the modern workplace: a large office for a large corporation.
The building complex was designed to contrast with the 19th century architecture of the surrounding area, using strong and daring materials such as steel, glass and concrete. Those distinct features has isolated Brädstapeln from its surroundings. As a result, many of the building’s assets are hidden from view and its many large and underused spaces become deserted after business hours.
The park, designed by landscape architect Holger Blom, is tucked away behind a wall and is barely visible from the street. The wall creates the impression that the park is only open to employees when it is in fact open to everyone.
Inside and underneath the property are several facilities that remain largely unknown. For example, there is a spacious gym hall that was frequented by Trygg Hansa employees for many years. Underneath the entire building, there are also large, unused spaces.
MAKING THE MOST OF THE EXISTING PROPERTY
We want to uncover what is currently kept hidden from the people of Stockholm, while at the same time updating the space to meet the needs of contemporary businesses, employees and visitors. Our vision is for Brädstapeln to become a safe, modern, and welcoming meeting place.
Since the beginning of January 2017, the property is certified according to BREEAM In USE.