About the project
Barnängshuset was built as early as 1917. For the first 30 years, it housed a cotton factory before printing and publishing companies took over. At one point, over 1000 factory workers were employed here. Textile factories had already been established in the area since the beginning of the 19th century.
The building was designed by the famous architect Cyrillus Johansson and is now protected as a historical monument. When our sister company Preconal was tasked with providing glass facades and aluminum doors for this historic building after the turn of the millennium, what could be more appropriate than using HansenMillennium windows and doors?
Preserving the building's character and style was of utmost importance. HansenMillennium was perfect for this. The profile system can be integrated into the existing facade, and the appearance can mimic the existing windows/glass sections. With the new glass facades in place, the building's character and the area were respected, but with modern components that have low U-values.
The building catches the eye on the eastern Södermalm as the large glass facades reflect the surrounding buildings and give the old brick facade a warm expression. On dark evenings, the building lights up the area due to the number of windows and glass facades. We recommend a visit both during the day and in the evening to see how the old and the new can be combined.
For the project, Preconal delivered a total of approximately 9000 square meters of glass facades, windows, and doors.