The project is associated with the development strategy for office premises of KF (The Swedish Cooperative Union) whose objective is to search for a better balance between man and nature in the construc-
tions solutions. An objective of KF is to reduce energy consumption by 90 % by the year 2020. In the design the utilisation of natural light in the shop buildings has been maximised and the building has a natural ventilation system.

The building design is founded on the principles of sustainable development, minimal environmental impact and extended lifespan. Optimising the overall solution is seen as a balance of the various factors of the overall building rather than individual building components.