The European Spallation Source (ESS) will become the world’s largest and most advanced research facility for neutron-based research. ESS is located in the university city of Lund in southern Sweden.
Architects: Carmen Izquierdo
Location: Domkyrkoplan, Lund, Sweden
Project Managers: Carmen Izquierdo& Andreas Hiller
Collaborating Architects: Andreas Hermansson, Erik Törnkvist, Isabel Gonzaga, Malin Belfrage
Client: Domkyrkrådet i Lund
New Buiding Size: 1,617 sqm
Project Years: 2010-2011
Photographs: Lindman Photography
The aim of this symposium is to create a dynamic dialogue where architecture, design and education are the main focus. With the help of merited guests, they are hoping to achieve a broad spectrum of dialogue and an innovative approach to progressive architectural education.
The theme this year is ‘What is the main focus in architecture today?’ More information on the event after the break.
Dating back to the early 1900s, Carl Möller designed a masonry building to house the local and regional government records of designated Swedish provinces, which was then expended in 1971 by Bernt Nyberg’s extension. Situated in Lund, this branch of the Regional Archives is categorized as a prime example of Sweden’s modernist brick architecture – a tradition that began with architect Sigurd Lewerentz and his collaboration with Erik Gunnar Asplund for the Chapel of the Resurrection at Woodland. The building has become an icon of Swedish architecture with its historic Helsingborg brick, limited fenestration and a sprawling Virginia Creeper climbing its walls.
Thanks to our friends from studiometrico, we’ve learned that this historic building may be facing an unfortunate future as it was sold to become student housing. Such a drastic programmatic shift would create a completely new aesthetic for the building, as large windows, which would be necessary for the residences, would punch through the brick wall.
More about the building after the break.