Gamlestadens Resecentrum

Public buildings


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Address : Gamlestadstorget
415 02 Gothenburg
Contact person : Sales office Sweden
- Sweden

Architect : Arkitektbyrån Design AB

Fabricator : UPB Aile

Other planning committee : Photo: Felix Gerlach

Project details :

Gamlestaden Resecentrum is the building that everyone passes by – an architectural landmark that forms an important natural meeting place in north-east Gothenburg. With more than 30,000 travellers passing through the area daily, this site will be one of the main hubs for rail, tram and bus traffic in the city. The glass facades and windows were supplied by WICONA.

This iconic building is part of the development of north-east Gothenburg. It takes inspiration from the urban heartbeat of the land and the tranquillity of the sky. The architects – Ariktektbyrån Design – were clear from the start that this had to be an attractive building to look at – because it is in view all the time. The project was completed in summer 2018 and marked the start of a massive district development programme that will continue in Gamlestaden over the next few years. The building will form a dynamic urban centre that is full of life, for residents, workers and passers-by.

Well-planned architecture with space for development

17 stories of office space totalling 17,000 square metres reach for the sky, and every floor is well planned and modern. The fully glass facades give you a 360-degree view of the area, which provides jobs for over 1,000 people. The conference section is divided into a various creative spaces that offer stimulating and inspiring environments. The building also has three large roof terraces, which in summer provide space for dynamic and creative meetings.

Double-skin glazed facade from WICONA

The exterior of Gamlestaden Resecentrum has a double-skin glazed facade, with WICLINE 75 evo on the inside and WICTEC 50 EL on the outside. The fully glazed exterior walls ensure maximum transparency from the interior and exterior. To supplement this, a single-skin glazed facade consisting of WICTEC 50 has also been used. This system solution has high thermal and acoustic insulation performance that filters out the the bustle of life outside.

“The aluminium system solutions of WICONA for facades, doors and windows give you great design freedom to create the unique building that you envision. We always strive to find project solutions that match the specific requirements, while ensuring that production and assembly are as efficient as possible,” says Thomas Blom, Sales Manager for WICONA Nordics.

Gamlestaden has been nominated as the best building in Gothenburg in 2019 (Per and Alma Olsson Award).


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Facade systems


Unitized façade system on a stick basis visible sighlines 50mm an dfor expansion mullion 60mm Uf up to 1.4W/m²K infill thickness up to 44mm max façade element dimesions up to 3x3m
Facade systems


Filigree look without any change in appearance to the inner mullion and transom gaskets Ideal for vertical and polygon façades, sloped glazing and spatial structures Individual design thanks to a wide range of profile geometries for the structural and glazing profiles Uf up to 1.2W/m²K, solutionfor passiv houses up to Uf =0.74W/m²K Reliable glass load transmission (up to 4 kN), with adapted transom-joint technology Overlapping and secure drainage at the cross point, without mechanical mullion processing, ensures tried-and-tested impermeability Broad selection of profiles enables economic adaptation to structural requirements, with the additional option of internal reinforcement Glazing from outside featuring single- and/or two-part pressure and cover profiles Design options with concealed or visible screw fixture Extensive solutions for structure junctions and conservatories Burglar resistance up to WK3 with presure profile reinforcement bullet resistance class up to FB4 fire resistance class G30/F30, glass or panel up to 1.8x3.0m or 1.4x2.4m, overhead glazing possible, construction principle identical regular WICTEC 50 Complete product range for glazed roofs or slope facades Easy integration in roof windows, realizeable as SHEV variant as all glass facade, appearance similar to structural sealant glazing (SSG) facade Special pressure profile available with concealed guide for integrated sun protection
window systems

WICLINE 75 evo

Technical performance: Profile technology: High insulation multi-chamber system in symmetric design, quality assured thermal insulator connection Patented corner and butt joint connection technology for high rigidity of frames and sashes Infill thickness up to 69 mm Thermal insulation: Uf values: until 1.2 W/(m²K) Uw values: until 0.87 W/(m²K) for sashes, until 0.72 W/(m²K) for fixed glazing, with triple glazing Certified as Minergie-P module Uw ≤ 0.8 W/(m²K) Sealing concept: Voluminous centre gasket with three installation methods - Circumferential centre gasket, no joints in the corner areas -Formed corners, avoiding adhesive in the joints -Corner vulcanised frames Fittings: Heavy duty system fittings with: -visible hinges and fittings, powder coating or anodisation in all colours - concealed hinges with integrated end position damping, opening angle max. 105° Sash weight: -Visible fittings: up to 160 kg -Concealed fittings: up to 200 kg -On demand: up to 300 kg Sash sizes (w x h): 1700 mm x 2500 mm, fanlight 2500 mm x 1700 mm Optionally with opening limiter Additional designs: Concealed sash Classic design Integration frame for stick façades Fanlight with hand lever, cranked rod or motor Pivot window, horizontal or vertical Parallel sliding window, with or without force operation Italian style window Top-hung window Window doors with barrier free threshold, single or double casement door, inward and outward opening Compatible with the door series WICSTYLE 65 evo and WICSTYLE 75 evo