Woodlife Sweden

Wooden high-rise buildings have become reality. So have design projects taking on a life-cycle perspective working with a no-waste principle, and public spaces or even towns that take on the challenges of sustainable development for all citizens.

The projects presented in the Woodlife Sweden exhibition are all facing the looming paradigm shift in the construction industry, where wood as the only renewable building material plays a key role.

The exhibition presents 40 projects, in various scales and from all over Sweden. They have been selected to visualise how architecture, design and urbanism can help reduce the climate impact of buildings and products, and impact future development in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The exhibition Woodlife Sweden was produced by the Swedish Institute and Architects Sweden in collaboration with Swedish Wood, the Swedish Wood Award and the Swedish Forest Industries Federation in 2020.

Welcome to Woodlife Sweden!

Building blocks

Exhibition

Image of the exhibition mounted in wooden modules

Credits: Kidler

Exhibition overview (English, PDF)
Manual (English, Word)

Exhibition panels (low resolution – not for print, English, PDF)
Exhibition texts for translation to local language (English, Word)
Contact us for high resolution print files in English.

Listed architects per project and chapter (PDF, Swedish – soon in English)

Soundscape Woodlife Sweden (background sound, mp3)

Social media videos

Videos on four different projects are available both as full videos (4-6 minutes) and trailers adapted for social media (15 seconds) can be downloaded from Vimeo below.

Sara Kulturhus
Sara Cultural Center in Skellefteå/Sweden will be one of the tallest wood buildings in the world when opening to the public in 2021. The 20-storey building will contain two theatres, an art center, a library, and many public spaces for people to meet. The vision for the cultural center is to become the “living room” of the city; a melting pot for ideas and cultural exchange.

See and download material here: sharingsweden.se/materials/sara-cultural-centre/

Strandparken
Strandparken housing blocks in Sundbyberg outside Stockholm/Sweden is the world’s first eight story wood building that actually looks like a wood building. It is completely made of wood, from structure to facade. Since its construction in 2013, Strandparken has become an example and inspiration to the entire world.

See and download material here: sharingsweden.se/materials/strandparken/

Trikåfabriken
Trikåfabriken in Stockholm/Sweden is an industrial property from 1926 converted into a dynamic, sustainable office building. A timber-on-top section of 5-7 floors has been added to the excisting buildings, now joint into one complex, where 1200 people work.

See and download material here: sharingsweden.se/materials/trikafabriken/

Lilla Snåland
Can you create something out of waste that for many years was considered rubbish? And how likely is it that what you create will be selected for the Swedish Nation Museum’s permanent collection? Perhaps it takes a kind rebel and a passionate CEO of a classic furniture company. Lilla Snåland is a three-legged stool designed by Marie-Louise Hellgren, made entirely out of waste from the iconic Windsor chair Lilla Åland.

See and download material here: sharingsweden.se/materials/lilla-snaland/

Communication

Suggested press release
Kindly contact us for press images
Use following in social media: #woodlifesweden

Instructions

Exhibition overview (English, PDF)
Manual (English, Word)

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Part of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

Initiatives that include the exhibition in combination with lectures and/or workshop will be prioritised.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Jenny Bergström, Oskar Röhlander or Maria Kron