Eco-friendly prison wins award

The building is also wrapped in 6,000 square meters of insulating glass, which regulates its temperature — and has built-in alarms. Bought in 2010 by Swedish company Vasce, Tabellen 4 was adapted by working alongside the Swedish Prison and Probation service (Kriminalvarden). Vegetation and turf “protects the roof from [solar] radiation, rainfall and temperature changes,” as well helping “facilitate the run-off of surface water onto the property, while also enabling pollination … for insects,” said Sara Jägermo, Vasce’s head of property.