A newly built passive house with solar facade and wooden construction.
Paf is a publicly owned organization that develops games. Headquartered in Åland, but it has offices all over Europe.
The mission was to gather all the approximately 200 employees in Åland, by extension, in an energy efficient building, which supports and reinforces Paf's corporate culture and working methods.
Paf's approach is activity-based working in teams of 4-8 people near the sites for cross-departmental interaction and cooperation.
Paf had the desire that the building would become a Pre-shot of how to design a building with a focus on long-term conservation of energy.
Our proposal was a new building to the south made of wood as a carbon neutral passive houses with cladding of solar cells and solar panels on the roof. The property produces its own electricity. but are connected to district heating as backup. The new buildings shape is curved and inclined to outward signal that there is a building that takes its energy from the sun via solar cells, but also to form an interior space around which people sit and work, think, meet or moves. Here the whole Paf's staff collected and following a presentation. Exterior binds the arched sloping shape together both existing wing of the buildings, which opened more towards the new building to a larger entity formed and the entrance is in the meeting between the new and the old building. The ground floor is the deepest is in addition to the entrance and workplaces also rest areas and meeting rooms in various shape and size. The depth of the building becomes narrower on the upper floors, but still large enough to be able to sit and work individually or in groups to the facade, have cross-border venues in sofas closest joists where people move and visible, not least from the open staircase that runs between 3 floors. The interior is white in to take advantage of natural lighting. Outlook windows, with bright embrasures towards the south and lower breast height, high placed windows in the roof lets in natural light but not heat radiation from the south. Glass walls towards the middle of the building in the atrium towards the north is a highly placed ribbon windows that let in cool daylight in the interior square room. Even works district has been integrated in the square room so once inside the house, you can easily understand all the activities that are part of Paf's product.
Sketch work started by the architects Hans Murman and Hans Eek (passive house expert) during a summer week on Gotland 2013. Bettina Ingves Interior designer Åland joined early to the architectural team. The building and the interior is developed in cooperation with the client.