New exhibition center captures the dynamic of the city and contributes to Malmo’s ambitious sustainability strategy
The New Exhibition Center is located in Hyllie, a new mixed development hub in the south-east of central Malmo, ideally connected with the train to central Malmo and to Copenhagen. The commission included the design of the exhibition centre and its surrounding mixed use neighbourhood, combining housing, offices, a park and public spaces in an integrated whole. The project’s exterior faceted envelope has been designed to create a dynamic streetscape and volumetric variation, creating places and urban pockets protected from the wind.
Behind a layer of extroverted public and commercial spaces lays a rational and efficient multifunctional exhibition hall that can be used in a multitude of configurations and events. The building is covered with one of south Sweden’s largest green roofs and the project carries a high ecological profile and is certified according to Swedish Green Building. Through an integrated building design, very efficient energy consumption is achieved: 57 kWh / m² year for heating, cooling and property electricity, to be compared to the Swedish building regulations that allows up to 130 kWh / m² year for this building category.
The use of a double wall composed of concrete structure, exterior insulation and an exterior brick wall, gives the building a very high thermal inertia. While the concrete structure is prefabricated and dry mounted, the brick wall is traditionally built in place giving the facade materiality, variation and natural glow anchoring it in local building tradition while its whiteness gives it an abstract and light character. An aquifer installation consisting of 32,250 m deep wells contributes to store and produce heat and cooling depending on the season and the needs. An energy efficient lighting in combination with demand controlled ventilation also contributes to reduce energy consumption.
The 17,000-sq-m green roof contributes to the sustainability profile by mitigating the urban environment by a raised solar reflectance index. The vegetation absorbs and binds the air pollution, absorbs noise, contributes to reduce the need for stormwater installation. The system protects the underlying roofing material from temperature changes and has an insulating effect, reducing the building's energy consumption and the vegetation contributes to the local biodiversity.
Program: Exhibition and event hall, conference auditoriums, restaurants, offices, support spaces.
Size : 21,000-sq-m
Completed : 2012
Client developer: Midroc Property Development
Architect : EGA