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Reference Projects – Public Buildings

We have extensive experience in fire safety and risk assessment of public buildings. Below you can read a selection of projects. For more information don’t hesitate to contact us!
Bibliotek på Campus Lugnet, Falun
Library at Campus Lugnet, Falun
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“A unanimous jury declared the library at Dalarna University to be the world’s finest university building. The building was described as world class and the prize was accepted at a festival in Singapore.”

– Dala-Demokraten (a local newspaper), 12th October, 2014

About the Object
The building, which has the shape of a pentagon, contains no separate floors but is built rather in a single spiral formation, with resting spaces and ledges containing group rooms, reading areas, etc. Most of the inner walls are covered with white bookshelves. In the centre of the building, there is an area that can be likened to an amphitheatre with a ceiling height of 14 meters.

As Thorbjörn Wiegandt, the Project Leader from the construction firm HMB Construction AB stated: “There is no rhyme or reason, there are no right angles. It is complicated in every way possible, shaped like a corkscrew.”

How have we assisted the project?
Brandskyddslaget was tasked with the design of the fire safety and the final inspection of the installations in the new library.

The fire safety was designed largely analytically to facilitate the open floor plan. Before the project was started, we conducted an inventory (fire round) of the conditions in the existing university building that the library would dock into and developed action plans.

The design has been delivered to the client in the form of fire protection documentation (descriptions) and drawings. After the end of the project, we also conducted the inspection of the installation of the fire safety and provided expert certificates together with the fire protection documentation.

Client: Kommunfastigheter, Falu County Council


Contact

Markus Sandvik
+46 (0)63 660 09 41
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Friends Arena, Solna
Friends Arena, Solna
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About the Object
Friends Arena is the Swedish National Soccer Arena. It was finished in 2012 and lies in Arena City in Solna. The Arena is a multifunctional structure, which means that it can house many different activities besides soccer, for example, concerts and motorsports events. For a concert, the maximum capacity is 65 000 attendees, 50 000 of those in the stands.

How have we assisted the project?
Brandskyddslaget has developed the fire safety design and has been involved in the facility from the start until it was finished.

Significant parts of the fire safety measures were designed using analytical design. We have also worked on the flow of people outside the arena in conjunction with an event in the case of an evacuation. Further, we conducted a risk assessment for the whole of Arena City.

Client: Råsta Project Development and Peab

Photo: Frankie Fouganthin/Wikimedia Commons


Contact

Karl Harrysson
+46 (0)8 588 188 63
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Mall of Scandinavia, Solna
Mall of Scandinavia, Solna
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About the Object
The Unibail-Rodamcos gallery, the Mall of Scandinavia, is located adjacent to Friends Arena in the growing Arena City in Solna. It is comprised of approximately 150 000 m2 of commercial space divided into three floors with shops, restaurants, cafés etc, plus a loading area and smaller shops located on the underground garage floors.

The garage is mainly divided into two garage floors under the commercial building supplemented by three smaller parking floors on the top of the building. In total there are 140 000 m2 containing approximately 3 700 parking spaces.

At the southern tip of the Mall of Scandinavia, Fabege has created approximately 50 000 m2 of commercial space on the roof of their office building. Along the street Evenemangsgatan, Peab Bostad has built single-sided apartments into the facade, and on the roof of the building, they have created low blockhouses and row houses.

How have we assisted the project?
Brandskyddslaget has designed the fire safety from the outset of the project, from the development of requirements for the request for proposals until the implementation phase. During the installation phase, Brandskyddslaget has, largely in collaboration with our sister company Brandtec, ensured that personal safety has been maintained to a high standard by including special compensatory measures to take into account that certain systems were not in place initially. These measures were adjusted as each new system came online.

Using analytical design, we have been able to show that a facility of this size and variation can be evacuated in sections, thereby eliminating significant loss of business for the developer. We have also conducted smoke tests in the facility with heated smoke to confirm the coordination and function of the fire safety systems.

Through inspections on site and examination of inspection plans and self-inspection plans, Brandskyddslaget was able to confirm that all tenants/businesses have fulfilled the functional requirements of the Swedish Building Regulations (BBR) before the inauguration of the building. Brandtec has helped in the coordination of the functional testing of the fire safety systems in the building.

Besides questions of fire safety, we have also conducted risk assessments and classification planning for the gas centre that provides a number of restaurants with gasol for their kitchens.

Client: Unibail Rodamco and Peab

Photo: Mall of Scandinavia


Contact

Torkel Dittmer
+46 (0)8 588 188 76
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Eyrafältet, Örebro
Eyra Field, Örebro
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About the Object
Eyra Field is an Arena City and expansive district a few minutes from the centre of Örebro. Numerous sports arenas are located here, together with residential properties and commercial facilities.

How have we assisted the project?
Brandskyddslaget has participated in the development of Eyra Field for an extended period of time. From the east to the west, we have designed new properties including apartments (12 floors), parking facilities, offices, a bandy hall, a soccer stadium, and a new sports facility.

We have also participated in the challenging reconstruction and extension of the hockey/ice stadium, Behrn Arena. Raising the ceiling by 8 meters increased the public capacity to more than 5 000 visitors, and the arena was insulated internally and given heating. The new building also included change rooms, a pub and a restaurant.

We are presently designing the renovation of the Eyra Public Swimming Pool and extension of the change rooms for the Bandy Hall.

Major challenges in the projects have been to design the large increase in the number of public seats in the arenas while catering to the requirements associated with a modern arena for an elite team.

The design has essentially been developed using analytical tools. Besides the fire safety requirements, it has been necessary to take dangerous goods transport into account as the street Rudbecksgatan is a dangerous good artery. The size of the project has meant that numerous experts from Brandskyddslaget have participated, representing different types of expertise, to ensure the project could be run as constructively and efficiently as possible.

In addition to designing and ensuring the correct installation of the fire safety system, we have also provided assistance concerning systematic fire safety measures for some of the arenas by holding courses for tenants and owners.

Client: Peab, BJC Group, Örebroporten, and NCC

Photo: Örebroporten


Contact

Kristoffer Rindhoff
+46 (0)19 764 93 62
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