New Bagartorp School in Solna – Stockholm’s first Nordic Swan ecolabelled school


New Bagartorp School in Solna – Stockholm’s first Nordic Swan ecolabelled school

The new Bagartorp School in Solna opened in August 2021. The school now teaches 360 students in fresh new premises that provide an ideal foundation for learning and development. It is also the first Nordic Swan ecolabelled school In Stockholm, proving that it has one of the lowest environmental impacts in the sector. The project uses glass facades and windows from Sapa.

The former Bagartorp School was demolished to make way for a new school with a larger catchment area, to bring children together from different parts of the city and thus counteract segregation. The school, which has an area of 5,200 square metres, promotes sports, and this is reflected in all daily activities, including increased time for sports, close cooperation with sports associations and active competition activities. The school comprises two buildings, one of which contains classrooms, special halls and a dining hall, and the other a large sports hall.

There is no doubt that Bagartorp School places a clear emphasis on well-being and pleasant environments. In fact, the school is the first in Stockholm to be awarded the Swan Nordic ecolabel.

The ecolabel entails a certification process that is managed by Miljömärkning Sverige (Ecolabelling Sweden). A Nordic Swan ecolabelled building is certified on a wide range of criteria: low energy use, inspection of the construction process, good ventilation and daylight, as well as tough requirements for building materials. Eco-labelled building materials have among the lowest environmental impacts on the market and must meet strict criteria for substances that harm health and the environment.

“We are proud that our school has received the Nordic Swan ecolabel; it’s a proof of our long-term efforts to create sustainable environments in our properties. It is important for us that students are able to spend their time in buildings that are healthy and eco-friendly,” says Anna Sundbaum, Environmental Specialist at Hemsö.

Life cycle analysis shows reduced climate impact
During the construction process a Life Cycle Analysis was also conducted using the project’s building information model (BIM). Just over 134 tonnes of construction materials were renewable materials with biogenic carbon storage, which contributes to a reduced climate impact of 245 tonnes of CO2.

Aluminium facades and windows
The Sapa aluminium facades and windows for the school were supplied by Abax. SAPA facade 4150 is now manufactured from Hydro CIRCAL, an aluminium alloy made from recycled aluminium from salvaged construction products. Sapa’s windows will also be produced from this aluminium alloy from 2022. Sapa, which is owned by Hydro, has a clear environmental commitment to sustainability throughout the construction process.

”As one of the leading players in the market, we have a responsibility to constantly make improvements and ensure that the products we develop and deliver contribute to a lower climate impact,” says Mattias Jansson, Sales Manager at Sapa.

Architect: SWECO
Property owner: Hemsö Fastighets AB
Sapa client: Abax
Sapa products: Facade: Sapa 4150; Windows: SAPA 1086

Photograpgy: Erik Wik