NCC Orebro

Kulturkvarteret in Örebro - picture by Wingårdhs arkitekter

Nordic contractor NCC is set to start work on a cultural district project in Örebro, Sweden, beginning in the autumn of 2018 with completion expected in the spring of 2021, and it will include a public library and a cultural school.

Municipal property company Örebroporten Fastigheter is the client, and the project is described as a turnkey contract in partnering – a form of collaboration in which both partners contribute knowledge and experience right from the beginning, with the best interests of the project in focus, said NCC.

Jeanette Berggren, CEO of Örebroporten, said, “Kulturkvarteret will be a meeting place for everyone, and is a bold investment in Örebro’s future, from a perspective of growth and attractiveness.

“In this work, it is incredibly important that the contractor has sufficient strength, and methods that are of benefit to the project. We found all this in NCC, which also had the best outcome in our procurement.”

Since late 2017, the partners have been planning jointly and collaborating on project design, and NCC said they were now in agreement on the construction and final appearance.

Henrik Landelius, head of NCC Building Sweden, said, “This is a tremendously interesting project, at a central location in Örebro.

“It is quite satisfying to see how strongly Örebroporten valued our offer with a digitised construction process, well-conceived logistical solutions and a strong organisation.”

Kulturkvarteret will be a 14,000m2 building divided into six storeys. It will include a public library, a lecture hall and a cultural school with spaces for music and dance. The lobby will contain a large multiple stage, with a flexible stage and sliding seating for activities such as rehearsals, concerts and lectures.

The building will be environmentally certified under the Sweden Green Building Council 3.0 Silver level, which places strict demands on such features as low energy consumption, proper ventilation and good materials selection.

NCC said the project would also be carried out using many digital tools, such as virtual reality and completely digital blueprints. In addition, the parties will together develop a new property management model for the district.

The design for Kulturkvarteret was by Wingårdhs arkitekter.

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