Gina Tricot started in 1997 in the owner family’s living room. A couple of years later, the office moved to an apartment in Borås. Then we rented some premises. In 2010 it was time for a major event – we started the construction of our own building, in the heart of the textile city of Borås. We moved in in 2011.
The Gina Tricot building was drawn by world-famous Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh, known for having designed Universeum in Göteborg and the Swedish Embassy in Washington. Its unique pointed form and the façade in semi-transparent glass mean that the house is an entirely new element in Borås’s urban landscape.
Great ambitions for the building’s appearance were accompanied by high ambitions for its functionality – not least when it applies to responsibility for energy and environment. The building is a certified GreenBuilding, which means that the building uses 25% less energy than that prescribed by Swedish construction standards. In this way, we significantly reduce our environmental impact, including through smart systems for heat and light.
Energy-saving measures and the recorded results are reviewed by the Sweden Green Building Council.