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  • New take in heritage setting

    ARTICLE Two new buildings add to the site of an old farm in Halland, Sweden. The new additions have a more modern look, but the material and design chime with the landscape’s traditional heritage.

  • New silhouette lifts the city

    ARTICLE Skellefteå city centre is now dominated by Sara Kulturhus, with its simple, restrained tower. Behind its wood façade, the building is flexibly designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, while also embracing sustainability in all its forms.

  • Light and space in multiple zones

    ARTICLE The historical parstuga inspired Martina Eriksson’s design for Villa Lake/Streich. Temperature zones and rooms that can expand outside save energy and add extra interest.

  • Locally produced arts centre puts Skellefteå in the spotlight

    ARTICLE With 20 floors, Sara Kulturhus in Skellefteå is one of the world’s tallest wooden buildings, reaching 75 metres into the sky. Trä! got a first look at the project that is almost finished. The building, which has changed both the skyline and the view of what can be achieved in wood, is the result of real teamwork, with everyone sharing their experience and expertise. Most of the raw material and construction technology for Sara Kulturhus has also been sourced locally.

  • We have an eye on both the past and the future

    ARTICLE Kai Strehlke loves every minute of his current job. He is an architect and head of digital processes at Blumer Lehmann in Gossau, Switzerland, where he has been involved in projects including the Cambridge Central Mosque, designed by Marks Barfield Architects, and the Swatch headquarters by Shigeru Ban.

  • New life for reused station

    ARTICLE Once upon a time Gare Maritime train station in Brussels played an important role in goods transport. Now the building has a new claim to fame. Inside the rustic cast iron shell, Europe’s biggest CLT project has just been completed.

  • Bank that dares to innovate

    ARTICLE Triodos Bank’s new headquarters in the Netherlands are the pinnacle of sustainability. The building is fully circular, which means that all the materials in it, except the foundations, can be disassembled and recycled. It is also the world’s first material bank.

  • Wood products from Sweden in high demand with limited supply

    PRESS RELEASE Demand for wood products remains high, but their supply is limited. Despite full production and manufacturing records in March, Swedish sawmills currently have their lowest stock levels for over 20 years, which has put pressure on sawn wood prices. 

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