The Kuggen In Gothenburg Sweden

The Kuggen In Gothenburg Sweden

The Kuggen (or “The Cog”) is a 5-story office building in Lindholmen, Gothenburg, Sweden. Completed in 2011, The Kuggen was designed by Gert Wingårdh and Jonas Edblad of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor and constructed by PEAB.

The Kuggen has many distinctive features. It is brightly colored in glazed terra-cotta in every primary color except blue, which is represented in the color of the reflections in the windows. The panels naturally turn different shades of their main color depending on the time of day and light conditions, For example, what is orange in the shade is more yellow in the bright sunlight. The windows are triangular for energy efficiency, letting in light as to brighten the ceilings as opposed to the floor. The building is cylindrical and surrounds a central spiral staircase. The first 5 floors of the building are shaded both by the surrounding buildings and by the floor(s) above which are larger as floors increase. A rotating screen shades the top floors, following the sun’s path around the building.

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The Kuggen – Mabry Campbell

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The Kuggen Connection – Mabry Campbell

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The Kuggen And Science Park – Mabry Campbell

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The Kuggen At Chalmers – Mabry Campbell

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The Kuggen Window Detail – Mabry Campbell

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The Kuggen Window Detail – Mabry Campbell

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The Kuggen Static Shade – Mabry Campbell

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The Kuggen Moving Shade – Mabry Campbell

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The Kuggen Spiral Staircase – Mabry Campbell

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The Kuggen Spiral Staircase – Mabry Campbell

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The Kuggen Black and White – Mabry Campbell

Photographs by Mabry Campbell, Lindholmen, Gothenburg, Sweden 2013

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