Spridd in 30 Sustainable Nordic Buildings with the project Fittja People´s Palace – holistic and transparent retrofitting.
Environmental issues are high on the public agenda of the five Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The Nordic people expect the environment where they live and work to be sustainable and at the same time to reflect the values that prevail in the Nordic societies. The Nordic Built programme was initiated by the Nordic Ministers for Trade and Industry and launched by Nordic Innovation and the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2012. The aim was to accelerate the development of sustainable building concepts in the Nordic region and to contribute to the realisation of the Nordic region as a leading innovative region in green growth and welfare. The platform of the programme is the Charter, created by 75 leaders representing some of the most forward-thinking businesses in the Nordic building industry. The Charter consists of 10 principles that define the strongholds of the industry. They represent a holistic approach to building that includes all three dimensions of sustainability – social, environmental and economic. The Charter involves more than just the actual physical building, it reaches out to the people living, playing, learning and working in it. The Charter is the backbone of this book, which tells the story of 30 sustainable Nordic buildings.
Fittja People´s Palace was the winning entry of the Swedish part of the competition Nordic Built Challenge in 2013. The scheme puts forward a scalable model and process for a sustainable renovation of a social housing area from early 1970´s, and is now under implementation.