Linneaus university in Kalmar

Linneaus university in Kalmar

Architect
Christensen & Co Architects
Location
Kalmar, Sweden | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Universities
Niels Nygaard

Linneaus university in Kalmar

Christensen & Co Architects as Architects

Three buildings – one university
Linneaus University is a city-integrated university that contributes to Kalmar’s city center.In the project Christensen & CO Architects have focusedon creatinga framework for meetings between researchers, students, the trade and industry, and the public sector since these meetings can lead to the birth of creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial ideas.

The Universityspans three buildings named “Magna” “Radix” and “Forma”, functioning both individually and collectively. Outside, a large new outdoor area connects the campus with the harbor. Throughout the three buildings, an internal street with open study spaces, connects the entire university. The heart of the building is a large multifunctional atrium space. Here several trees support the experienced indoor climate and help optimizing humidity, acoustics, and CO2 levels. The student facilities are specifically designed to support the social life of the multiple departments at the University, including Faculty of arts and humanities, Faculty of social sciences, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy and School of Business and Economics.

 

The buildings are ecologically, economically and socially sustainable. This means that attentionhas been directed to local natural conditions to best ensure the sustainability ofthe buildings and local environments. As for social sustainability, the buildings promote participation and interaction between people; they are economically sustainable from a life-cycle perspective, taking into account both energy efficiency and the use of resources.

 

The position of the building is optimized related to the trajectory of the sun, ensuringrichamounts of daylight inside the campus buildings, creating a bright and open environment, reducingthe need artificial lighting. The roof is used for solar panels, which providesthe university with electricity, and they were in use during the building process. The buildings have green roofs and insect hotels, supporting local biodiversity.

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