The Swedish Armed Forces are in the process of expanding their capacity. As part of the expansion process, C.F. Møller won the competition to design new premises with a floor area of 24,500 m² for military facilities on the Baltic island of Gotland. New offices, training and fitness facilities, a military restaurant and guard building are on their way for the Swedish Armed Forces.
C.F. Møller has been appointed as the winner of the design competition for the new facilities – part of a new unit on Gotland consisting of two companies specialising within engineering and tanks. The 24,500 m² of new premises are part of the expansion by the Swedish Defence Forces on Gotland. The buildings will stand on the Tofta Shooting Range and are part of the second phase of the overall project. The second phase will be linked to the building programme from the first phase.
Reflective façades to camouflage the buildings
The objective of C.F. Møller’s design proposal was to create a simple, highly visible structure taking into consideration the surroundings and existing cultural heritage of the location. The aesthetics are based on the concept of camouflage, as the buildings reflect and imitate their surroundings. Light plays a key role inside. Daylight and close contact to nature are intended to ensure pleasant conditions for the staff and visitors.
Acoustics and a healthy working environment were very much in focus, with meeting areas and space for social interaction given high priority by the client. Flexibility was also important, and the choice of materials makes the flexible use of available space to allow the buildings to adapt to changing requirements over time.C.F. Møller is the prime contractor, responsible for architectural and landscape design. Rambøll is a subcontractor to the project. Source and images Courtesy of C.F. Møller.