Snøhetta has released new images of their MAX IV Laboratory Landscape Design as it opens in Lund, Sweden. Winning the commission for the project in 2011, Snøhetta’s design transformed 47-acres (19 hectares) of formerly agricultural lands northeast of the city into an undulating earthwork aimed at “creating a functional landscape solution for the high-performance synchrotron radiation laboratory MAX IV.”
The landscape design was conceived based on a set of strict parameters determined by the performance requirements for the facility’s various laboratories, including measures such as mitigating vibrations in the ground from a nearby highway, stormwater management, and meeting the ambitious sustainability goals outlined by the city.
To find out more about the design process and see in-progress photos, follow this link.
Additional information on the project can be found here.