Located in Malmoe, Sweden, Sweco Architects Karolinska Institutet Science Park was designed by Sweco Architects. The three elliptical volumes contain 26,000 sq m of laboratories and office space at the Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden’s foremost centre for medical research and education. Two of the buildings have already been completed and the third is under construction.
The project is based on an interpretation of the park-style urban planning concept that has been used extensively on the KI campus. The convex shape of the buildings allows visibility between the volumes and creates dynamic spaces that flow into each other. The space in between on the ground level forms a natural shared entrance hall for the complex. The three buildings have been likened to cells and the entire science park to an organism.