Tobias Olsson/SE

Tobias Olsson/SE, Sweco Architects

Tobias Olsson is a lighting designer working for Sweco in Malmö.
He studied Product Design at Chalmers University of Technology and graduated with a BSc in 2010. After his studies, he founded Born in Born Design Studio and in 2012 started working for ÅF Lighting in Stockholm, where he was involved in numerous projects in Scandinavia and won the Swedish Lighting Design award in 2015. He was also shortlisted for the PLDR Award 2017 in the category “Best Newcomer”.

Transparent solar cells, daylight and electric light combined

Presentation date: 26. October
Presentation time: 11:05

Vallastaden is a new residential district in Linköping, Sweden. ‘Flustret’ is a building located at the entrance to Vallastaden. It looks like a simple parking garage, but at the same time it is not. Early in the process, the goal was set not to refer to it as a garage because it is more than that.
The building contains a recycling centre, vacuum cleaner, transformer station, optofiber hub, solar cells, a car wash, bee-hive and charging stations for electric cars. It is an entrance hall to the area, an energy source, and it makes for a decorative addition to the district.