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Building big: A conversation with architect Marie Claussen

In the realm of architectural design, the creation of resorts stands as a distinctive endeavor. The canvas expands beyond the urban jungle, inviting architects to weave a tapestry that harmonizes with natural landscapes and captivates the senses. However, the process of designing large buildings is also an intricate dance between the artistic vision of the architect and the pragmatic constraints imposed by the site, budget, and structural requirements. To find out more about the possibilities and challenges of this unique discipline within architecture, we spoke to Marie Claussen, partner at LPO Arkitekter and lead architect of the five-star Lily Country Club outside of Oslo.
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Hyllie Terrass – A climate neutral office in the green city district

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In 2018, Slottsholmen in Västervik was acquired by Björn Ulvaeus, and a new investment for the building began. Today, Slottsholmen is surrounded by idyllic views where an expansion of the restaurant has taken place. Now guests can quietly look to sea and almost feel the breeze through the large glass sections. With a long-term approach, Slottsholmen has managed to become self-sufficient through energy and water, and they also bring in locally grown ingredients from farms to create a sustainable cycle. SAPA's folding door AMBIAL blurs the line between outside and inside and makes the restaurant become one with its fantastic outdoor environment.
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Hydro Building Systems and Saint-Gobain Glass are joining forces to drive decarbonisation by helping the building industry design sustainable facades that have circularity built in. The two companies are leading the way through the use of low embodied carbon products thanks to a high percentage of recycled materials: specifically, Hydro Building Systems aluminium façade products manufactured from Hydro CIRCAL® 75R and the Saint-Gobain Glass ORAÉ® glass substrate.
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THE FIRST 100% RECYCLED ALUMINIUM BUILDING SYSTEMS – MADE USING HYDRO CIRCAL 100R 

Accelerating their commitment to sustainable development, SAPA part of Hydro, has become the first aluminium building system company to manufacture door, window and curtain walling profiles from 100% recycled aluminium - Hydro CIRCAL 100R. The new recycled material is produced from 100% post-consumer aluminium. This means it is possible to specify profiles with a near-zero carbon footprint (0.5kg of CO2e/kg of aluminium on average) - the lowest in the world.  
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Skånetrafiken headquarter provides new opportunities for a creative work environment

Skånetrafiken's new headquarters in Hässleholm is conveniently located near the central station, which has gone from a traditional office to a more modern open office landscape. Where new well-planned gathering areas are available, which generates a more attractive workplace. With the help of GlasLindberg, SAPA has delivered facades and doors to the project. The building is also certified according to Miljöbyggnad Silver.
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Hydro’s acquisition of Hueck completed

Hydro’s acquisition of Hueck is completed, strengthening Hydro Building Systems with its brands. Hueck is a family-owned business and provider of aluminium systems and extruded aluminium profiles, with HQ in Lüdenscheid Germany. It has 500 highly skilled employees, two extrusion presses and an integrated cast house operation.
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Hydro acquires Hueck

Hueck is a family-owned business and provider of aluminium systems and extruded aluminium profiles, with HQ in Lüdenscheid Germany. It has 500 highly skilled employees, two extrusion presses and an integrated cast house operation.
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Renovating buildings is a vital element in climate efforts

Most of the buildings we will use in the future have already been built – so we need to make the most of them.
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Bergsjön Cultural Centre – a meeting place designed to inspire and encourage creativity

Bergsjön Cultural Centre is a new place to meet in Gothenburg that puts the focus on social sustainability and integration. Here, residents are encouraged to get creative through a range of activities centring on culture. The architecture is imaginative and playful, and connects with its surroundings in inspiring ways. Large areas of exterior glazing open up the building and allow the creative interior to interact with the outdoor environment. The exterior glazing and aluminium doors for the project were supplied by SAPA through GlasLindberg Fasad AB.
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