District 2: Technology and Maritime Museum

Technology and Maritime Museum at Malmo, Sweden (Continental Climatic Area)


Aerial View of Malmo  D2 Malmo Main entrance

Constructed in the 1950’s, the Swedish demonstration building is located in Malmo in the southernmost part of Sweden. The Technology and Maritime Museum consists of three floors containing offices and workshops, but with the majority of space used for exhibitions. A 1940’s submarine is attached to the building by a poorly insulated glazed gangway.

D2 Malmo Glazed Entrance  Main Building


The construction of the building consists of a prefabricated concrete frame with the external walls infilled withl aerated concrete blocks. Load-bearing concrete pillars line the exhibition area supporting the roof with an array of steel lattice beams. The original double glazed windows have partially been replaced over the years. At the northern aspect there is large window section and aluminium framed rooflights are fitted along the entire length of the roof . Except for the replacement of some of the windows, no major alterations have been made to the building envelope since its construction.

north window 2  Windows

A 1940’s submarine is attached to the building by two glazed gangways which are poorly insulated mainly due to the installation of single glazed windows. As mentioned previously the northern elevation houses a large  glazed area which accounts for 30% of the wall face. Many of the windows have been replaced with sealed standard double glazed aluminium window units.

submarine Access to the Submarine - Technical Museum Building Malmo


The central district heating system in Malmo provides the space heating and domestic hot water to the entire building. There is presently no provision for cooling. An air handling plant on site provides ventilation to the exhibition area only.