Volvo's Polestar starts construction of new HQby Drew Johnson
Polestar is on its way to becoming Sweden's AMG.
Polestar, the newly-minted performance division of Volvo, has started construction of its new headquarters building in Torslanda, Sweden.
Located near Volvo's head offices and factory, the Torslanda office building will be the hub for future Polestar vehicles. Once finished, the Polestar headquarters building will boast three-floors and 3,800 meters of office space. In order to fill out the new space, Polestar will employ 200 people at the location, up from 110 today.
”The new Polestar headquarters will be the heart and home of our growing team,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar. "It is an architectural translation of what our brand stands for - it is pure and uncompromised. The open layout will serve as an inspiring and creative workspace for our rapidly-developing team of skilled co-workers. Moving to the Volvo Cars' campus in Torslanda, in close proximity to our parent company, is also a key part of our close cooperation with them.”
The building was designed by Sweden's Bornstein & Lyckefors.
"We have created an uncompromising and minimalistic ‘cube' as the main feature of the building that, with its technical solutions and details, creates a clear link between architecture and modern product design,” said Per Bornstein of Bornstein & Lyckefors. "One of its unique design features is a white facade made entirely in glass that lets around 60% of the light through, a first in Sweden and a challenge both in terms of design and engineering, but completely in line with Polestar's progressive approach.”
Polestar expects the facility to be completed by September 2018.
Polestar's first vehicle, a 600 horsepower hybrid coupe, is set to enter production in 2019.