Gothenburg is Sweden’s second city. Like many European post-industrial ports, the city is in the process of regenerating its docklands into thriving sustainable communities.
It is not surprising then that over 120 developers, local government workers, and built environment practitioners came to the historic William Chalmers House at 7.30am on January 27th 2017 to hear Prof. Erik Bichard from RealWorth, and Victoria Perchovic from White Arkitekter talk about facilitating this process by using a new generation of economic approaches to assess the impact of social and environmental change in regeneration projects.
The event was part of an occasional series organised by the architecture firm to raise important design and construction issues under the banner heading ‘Good Morning Gothenburg.’
RealWorth used the Salford House for Life case study to illustrate how it was possible to calculate the sustainable value of a range of housing design interventions such as demountable internal partitions, flexible green spaces, tenant interaction spaces, and cleaner indoor air quality. They explained how RealWorth was helping designers and public sector authorities to choose the most sustainable options using its Sustainable Return on Investment approach.
The meeting further strengthened ties between White and RealWorth and generated interest from a several delegates, including the Gothenburg municipality and Gothenburg’s municipal development company Älvstaden Utveckling (River Bank Development).
Click here to see a video of the talk. The first part is in Swedish. Run the Video from 17 minutes 45 Seconds to see Erik’s presentation (in English).