Photo Credits: Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Photo Credits: Joliark / Torjus Dahl


The project is a result of Octapharmas rapid expansion and need for increased capacity, including office spaces, scientific laboratories as well as factory and production spaces within its premises in Western Kungsholmen. The former brewery, together with its surrounding facilities, was in 2009 bought by up from Index Estate by Octapharma and the company has since strived to improve logistics on site.

Photo Credits:  Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Photo Credits: Joliark / Torjus Dahl

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The brewery, first built in the early 1890s, peaked during a 15 year period but soon faced economic difficulties and bankruptcy. The building has since been used in various ways, slowly falling into disrepair due to neglect. It has however, more recently been protected for its historic and cultural importance and is currently a listed building.

Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Joliark / Torjus Dahl

Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Joliark / Torjus Dahl

Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Joliark / Torjus Dahl

Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Joliark / Torjus Dahl

Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Joliark / Torjus Dahl

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Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Joliark / Torjus Dahl

Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Joliark / Torjus Dahl

The original construction is mixed but consists largely of wood, something which makes it little suited for production of medicine and drugs. Instead, Octapharma made the decision to have the building transformed for administrative purposes, relocating its Nordic headquarters. In addition to offices, the transformed building now houses functions such as meeting spaces, conference rooms, changing rooms, storage as well as a large canteen.

Together with experts in the field and in cooperation with Stockholm’s planning authorities as well as the Stockholm City Museum, Joliark has carefully renovated/transformed the building for its new purposes. The façade has gone through a total renovation, assessing each brick, with a high level of precision. Throughout the process, the project has gradually been adapted and evolved as the understanding and knowledge of the buildings cultural importance has grown. With the former brewery now renovated and inhabited, the building has once again regained its original splendour.

Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Joliark / Torjus Dahl

Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Joliark / Torjus Dahl

Joliark / Torjus Dahl
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Joliark / Torjus Dahl

Joliark / Torjus Dahl
Joliark / Torjus Dahl

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Project Data

Type  
Office / Restauration
Location  
Hornsberg, Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Year  
2008 – 2015
Area  
7400 sqm
Architect  
Hans Linnman (architect in charge)
Cornelia Thelander (architect in charge)
Helen Johansson, Charlotte Larsson,
Tobias Wallin,
Susanna Dahl

Construction Management
Ebab
Interior Architect  
White / Joliark
Graphic Design  
The Kitchen
Structural Engineer  
Tyréns
HVAC and Plumbing  
Tyréns
Electrical Services 
ElConcept
Restaurant/Kitchen
Storköksbyrån
Landscape Architect  
White
Client  
Octapharma
Photo Credits  
Joliark / Torjus Dahl
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