Aurubis - Nordic Green / Nordic Blue Pre Painted Copper
The original building was designed between 1918 and 1925 by Gothenburg architect Ernst Torulf in a mannerist classical style using brick with stone embellishments, and slate Mansard roofs with copper detailing, now patinated green with time. The Post Office is now a listed national monument. Architects Semrén & Månsson's deceptively simple strategy was to close-up the gap in the original horseshoe-shaped plan with a new addition, returning inwards to occupy the old Post Office loading yard. The existing building was restored and adapted to suit its new use while respecting its original character, detailing and protected status. The remainder of the yard was also infilled with new accommodation at lower levels and a glazed roof floods public areas with light.