Client: VASAKRONAN

Green choices lead the way

Client: VASAKRONAN

Lumi – remodeling of offices with
sustainability in focus

The property where Lumi is being built is located in Uppsala between Resecentrum and Fyrisån and is part of Uppsala’s urban development project Södra City. Lumi is developed by Vasakronan in collaboration with White Arkitekter. The word ”Lumi” is Latin and means ”light of life”, which is the underlying idea of ​​the entire project with seven floors of bright, open offices. The original buildings were erected in the 1970s and in the project the bodies of the previous houses are preserved and connected with a light yard, giving the building space, openness and lots of light.

Sustainability and reuse

Lumi is characterized by a strong ambition for sustainability and recycling. The concrete frame of the buildings is preserved and old steel beams from the frame become new lighting poles. New walls are built from recycled bricks and all cabinet fittings, doors and glass sections are recycled material.

The roof is equipped with solar cells and a rainwater recycling system is installed in the house, which will be used to flush the toilets.

Lumi is environmentally certified according to LEED with the goal of reaching Platinum level.

Signage with sustainable materials

FocusNeo worked together with Studio With in the assignment to provide Lumi with property signage, wayfinding and exterior tenant signage. In order to contribute to the property’s sustainability profile and reduce the climate footprint, we chose to use recycled materials in the signage as far as possible.

For the interior signage, signs in an embroidered design were used to some extent. The base is a recycled MDF board that is provided with embroidered textile, a design that is unique in its kind and reinforces the impression of natural raw materials in the interior.

For other interior location and reference, we chose to use signs in Etronit, an environmentally friendly sign material made from paper from FSC® and PEFC® certified sources with origins in Nordic forestry. Etronit has a carbon footprint that is 53% lower than acrylic and 41% lower than aluminum composite. The signage has been printed with a tactile design.

For the exterior tenant signage, we have used recycled white acrylic and provided the letters with a color temperature of 5000 K, which gives a slightly warmer light that does not affect the surroundings as much as cold white light.

CLIENT:
VASAKRONAN

What:
Wayfinding

When:
2023

Where:
SWEDEN

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CLIENT:
VASAKRONAN

What:
Wayfinding

When:
2023

Where:
SWEDEN