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Skyttelbron Bridge / Metro Arkitekter (Sweco Architects)

  • Architects: Metro Arkitekter (Sweco Architects)
  • Location: Lund Centralstation, 222 21 Lund, Sweden
  • Architect In Charge: Rafael Palomo, Claes R Janson
  • Design Team: Karin Andersson, Alberto Tenti
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Felix Gerlach, Courtesy of Rafael Palomo

Courtesy of Rafael Palomo © Felix Gerlach Courtesy of Rafael Palomo © Felix Gerlach

European Spallation Source (ESS) / Henning Larsen Architects + COBE + SLA

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects, COBE, SLA
  • Location: Lund, Sweden
  • Design Team From Henning Larsen Architects: Jacob Kurek (responsible partner), Michael Sørensen (lead design architect), Helle Basse Larsen (project manager), Mikkel Eskildsen, Daniel Baumann, Martha Lewis, Silke Jörgenshaus, Hanan Ghizzaui, Magnus Kramhøft, Kyd Kitchaiya, Sebastian Mardi, Grace Xu, Uyen Phan and Erlend Lindstad (model)
  • Design Team From Cobe: Dan Stubbergaard (responsible partner), Thomas Krarup (lead design architect), David Engell Jessen, Johanne Holmsberg, Rune Veile, Frederik Lyng, Greta Tiedje, Louise Boss Mortensen and Dimitrie Gridorescu
  • Design Team From Sla: Stig L. Andersson(responsible partner and lead design architect), Katrine Sandstrøm and Laura Parsons
  • Area: 100000.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Luxigon

ESS Description

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.

© Henning Larsen - COBE - SLA Rendering by Luxigon © Henning Larsen - COBE - SLA Rendering by Luxigon

Video: Domkyrkoforum in Lund

Above is a short film created by Ludvig Holtenäs, an architecture student, as part of a school project at Lund University’s School of Architecture. The video captures “how light can describe and connect different rooms with the same moving atmosphere, with a perspective of old and new”.

Lund School of Architecture Celebrating Architecture Symposium

Courtesy of Lund School of Architecture
Courtesy of Lund School of Architecture

The Board of Education for the School of Architecture in Lund, Sweden, has together with guest Professor Sir Peter Cook, prepared the small Celebrating Architecture Symposium, on September 9, 2011. 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.

Saving Lund's Regional Archives

© Olof Hultin
© Olof Hultin

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.