Cor-Ten façade respects tradition in the Slaughterhouse area of Gothenburg

Dec 14, 2018

Slakthuset (the Slaughterhouse) is an office building that was completed in summer 2017 in what was formerly an industrial and warehousing site some four kilometres from the centre of Gothenburg in Sweden. The area was earlier home to a slaughterhouse, from which the name is derived. The former slaughterhouse area is currently being transformed into a vibrant urban hub, which apart from the office building is now home to two restaurants.

Slakthus VI

Slakthuset is a three-storey office building with 14,000 square metres of lettable area and eight tenants. The frame of the demolished office building that stood in its place has been used in part of the building, otherwise the building is completely new. The building is owned by real estate company Klövern.

“Boutiques, a brewery and other activities will further contribute to the transition of the area. The area has also become more easily accessible with the recent completion of Gamlestadstorget station, which now serves as a public transport node,” explains project manager Lars Backman at real estate company Klövern.

Ruukki supplied the building’s façades, for which, based on the architect’s recommendation, Cor-Ten S7 design profiles were chosen. The same Cor-Ten steel has also been used in the restaurant interior in the building.

“Cor-Ten enabled us to create a multiform façade with windows and steel profiles of different sizes. Cor-Ten lends itself to the area and respects its history and character,” says Lars Backman.

Lars Backman notes that Cor-Ten has become an increasingly common sight in and around Gothenburg over the past 5-8 years.

Slakthus IV

The Slakthuset office building was given a Ruukki Cor-Ten façade, since this best matched the character of the area. The area is a former industrial and warehouse site with brown brick buildings, which match Cor-Ten profiles.


The appearance of the Slakthuset office building helps to give an individual character to the area, which growing numbers of Gothenburgers are discovering.

“I’ve heard only positive comments about the new building. The area has appeal since it is completely different,” explains Lars Backman.



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