Inventive trekking cabin – SkýliInnovative architects that are dedicated to working with sustainable materials in their buildings are who SSAB strives to work with. One good example is Utopia Arkitekter from Stockholm, Sweden, who wants to build a trekking cabin in the mountains with a strong sustainable angle – the Skýli.
The Skýli trekking cabin features sharp pyramidal shapes, a strong, durable and stable structure and many practical details. The triangular gables resemble a classic tent, the most basic shelter used by trekkers worldwide.
The brilliant blue Skýli color of the roof, which will be made from GreenCoat® color coated steel, from SSAB, represents the Nordic light and ensures that Skýli is visible in the Nordic landscape. It will make the cabin easy to find, while at the same time creating a strong symbol for shelter and safety.
Though not yet in the construction phase, Skýli has already been noticed by peers in the world of architecture. It has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Award 2017 in the category “Leisure-led Development - Future Projects”. GreenCoat® color coated steel will be used in the roof because it is currently the most sustainable color coated steel product on the market, using Swedish rapeseed oil in the coating instead of fossil based oils. Since Skýli will be built in the mountains or in harsh, cold-weather environments, choosing materials for extreme weather is another important factor. Here, GreenCoat® steel products fulfill the highest demands.
They deliver extreme durability, resistance to corrosion and long color retention. Furthermore, they provide building specifiers with a significantly lighter material compared to alternative solutions and have low temperature elongation to guarantee a clean look without buckling or deformation, for years to come.
The WAF Awards are highly recognized globally by architects and are presented each year at the World Architecture Festival, a three-day event, for architects and interior design professionals.