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COBE Designs CO2-Neutral Museum for Sweden

Danish architecture firm COBE has won an international competition for a new science museum in the Swedish university city of Lund. The museum will be sited in the middle of the new urban district around Science Village Scandinavia, which is an international research environment dating back to the tenth century. The new science center will be fully CO2-neutral and aims to become an icon of sustainability.

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Skissernas Museum / Elding Oscarson

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Lund, Sweden
  • Architects: Elding Oscarson
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Amorim, Källemo, Vola

MAX IV / Snøhetta + FOJAB arkitekter

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Photos Released of Snøhetta's Recently Completed MAX IV Laboratory Landscape

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.”

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Snøhetta's MAX IV Laboratory Landscape Set to Open in June

Snøhetta’s MAX IV Laboratory Landscape Design will open in June on the edge of Lund, Sweden. Selected for the project in 2011, Snøhetta’s design fills 47-acres (19 hectares) of formerly agricultural lands northeast of the city, and is the first project in a larger masterplan to transform the Brunnshög area into a “Science City.” The MAX IV national laboratory is a synchrotron facility with two electron storage rings, and is jointly operated by the Swedish Research Council and Lund University.

Helsingkrona Student Nation and Housing / FOJAB arkitekter

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Lund, Sweden
  • Architects: FOJAB arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

Henning Larsen Architects Wins Competition to Design a New Forum at Lund University

Henning Larsen Architects has won a competition to design the new Forum Medicum, an addition to the Medical faculty at Lund University in Sweden. The 25,000 square meter space will be the “new gathering space for employees, students, researchers, and visitors,” bundling several educational fields under the larger umbrella of medical research.

The project will include a Forum that seamlessly connects the inside and outside with accessible public space, a café, restaurant, space for exhibitions, and informal learning spaces.

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LUX / jais arkitekter

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  • Architects: jais arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  18000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Byggom AB Office Extension / Johan Sundberg arkitektur + Blasberg Andréasson Arkitekter

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  • Architects: Johan Sundberg arkitektur, Blasberg Andréasson Arkitekter
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Skyttelbron Bridge / Metro Arkitekter (Sweco Architects)

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  • Architects: Metro Arkitekter (Sweco Architects)
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

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

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.

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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

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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.