Eco-Friendly School Design: Hedlunda Pre-School

In the heart of Umeå, Sweden, a groundbreaking pre-school, Hedlunda Förskola, is setting new standards in education and sustainability. Spearheaded by architect Jonas Kjellander, this innovative project focuses on social and ecological sustainability, earning recognition as one of the northernmost passive buildings globally. Trespa® Meteon® façade panels play a pivotal role in bringing this visionary school design to life.

Trespa® Meteon®
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Sweco Architects AB
VNB Byggproduktion AB
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Creating the Ideal Learning Environment

With a strong emphasis on eco-conscious design, the Hedlunda Förskola not only meets the passive building standard but also adheres to the Sweden Green Building Council's and the British BREEAM standard. Jonas Kjellander and his team's commitment to sustainability extended to including the input of young children to create a learning environment that caters to their needs.

Trespa® Meteon®: A Material of Choice

Trespa® Meteon® panels were chosen as the primary façade material for several reasons. The wood pattern on the panels provides an engaging landscape-like texture, stimulating children's imaginations. Impact-resistant and easy to clean, Trespa® Meteon® panels are perfect for a bustling pre-school. Their durability ensures the building's vibrant colours and attractive appearance remain intact for years to come, with minimal maintenance required.

A Climate-Smart Choice

Trespa's commitment to sustainability aligns perfectly with the school's eco-conscious approach. Trespa® Meteon® façade panels are lightweight and contain up to 70% natural fibres, reducing their environmental impact. Compared to alternatives like fibre cement panels, Trespa's solution offers lower grey energy consumption throughout its life cycle, contributing to a reduced carbon footprint.

Partnership with VNB Byggproduction AB

VNB Byggproduction AB, a renowned local building contractor, executed the façade installation. Their experience with Trespa® Meteon® panels has been transformative, resulting in efficiency and flexibility in handling the panels. The collaboration between the architects, contractors, and Trespa has been instrumental in achieving the project's success.

The Future of Sustainable Building

The Hedlunda Förskola project showcases the potential of Trespa® Meteon® façade panels in sustainable school design. Trespa's commitment to environmental responsibility, coupled with innovative architectural concepts, has opened new horizons for eco-friendly construction. As the world increasingly values carbon footprint reduction, Trespa's 'climate-smart' products are positioned to play a pivotal role in the future of sustainable building.

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