SSAB is well known for partnering with innovative and award-winning architects that are dedicated to creating sustainable buildings. A recent example of this is KOKO architects and their redesign of the Baltic Station Market, in Tallinn, Estonia.
The new “saw-tooth” roof of the market is made with long strip panels of sustainable GreenCoat color coated steel. The roof acts as a unique, central element and underlines the sustainable angle of the building, while creating a contemporary and diverse new market.
The GreenCoat color coated steel product used on the Baltic Station Market features a Bio-based Technology (BT) coating with Swedish rapeseed oil instead of fossil based oils, which are traditionally used. This patented coating technology is currently the only one of its kind on the market.
“The saw-tooth roof is specific due to its scale as well as the large surface needed to endure big storms, heavy rains and the weight of the snow that accumulates during the winter – all without extra maintenance. In addition, it was highly important for us that the material was produced in a sustainable way. This led us to choose GreenCoat steel as the best suited material,” explains KOKO architects partner, Andrus Kõresaar.
During the construction process, GreenCoat received praise for its easy handling and low thermal expansion, which helped to preserve the clean lines. The Mountain Grey color was chosen from a wide color library and helped to create a look that harmonizes with the many other materials used in the new building.
As recognition of its unique design, the Baltic Station Market has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Award 2018 in the category “Old and New”. The building was also awarded the “2017 Construction of the Year Award” by the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies (EAACEC).
The winner of the WAF Awards 2018 will be announced at the World Architecture Festival taking place November 28-30 in Amsterdam.