Arenas - ICON Växjö and Vida Arena
ICON Växjö and Vida Arena
Icon Växjö is a 35,000-square-meter profile building in Arenastaden in Växjö and one of the city’s largest construction projects ever. Here, AFRY has provided detailed design for ventilation, heating and sanitation systems, and has also delivered energy balance calculations and energy simulations.
In the Arenastaden district of Växjö, there is a cluster of sports facilities of many kinds. The heart of Växjö’s social life, the area is well-visited and home to ice hockey team Växjö Lakers and football team Öster.
With its 35,000 square meters on 20 floors, the addition of ICON Växjö gives the area a profile building which really stands out. The building is shaped as a large L, and its exterior is characterized red stripes sweeping around and up the facades.
The buildings incorporates flats, hotel facilities, restaurants and cafes, sky bar, a spa and outdoor swimming pool, a gym, bowling alley, 5000 square meters of office and a secondary school for 500 students.
The wide range of activities with different needs necessitates a great measure of creative thinking in order to achieve a comfortable indoor climate in all zones.
Vida Arena is another of the facilities in Arenastaden. Vida Arena is a multi-arena and home to Växjö Lakers ice hockey team. It was completed in 2011 and accommodates 5,750 spectators.
It has hosted international ice hockey games, handball, floorball and the Swedish figure skating championships, as well as the Swedish Eurovision song contest and numerous concerts and theatre productions.
AFRY has designed its electrical, ventilation and water and sanitation systems.
Client: Alpha Property Partners (app)
Object: ICON Växjö, Vida Arena
Project: New multiarena
Scope: 35.100 sqm. Hotel, cafes and restaurants, sky bar, swimming pool plus spa and gym, bowling hall, flats, some 5.000 sqm of office space and secondary school for 500 students.
AFRYs role: Detail design of ventilation, water, heating and sanitation solutions, energy calculations and simulations
Photo: Lars-Åke Rapp, Växjö kommun