Flight perspective of the new campus Albano, seen from the north, with Roslagsbanan to the left of the area and Roslagvägen right. Visible to the right of the road is Kräftriket. Photo: Lennart Johansson. Mounting: BSK Architects and Christensen & CO
Flight perspective of the new campus Albano, seen from the north, with Roslagsbanan to the left of the area and Roslagvägen right. Visible to the right of the road is Kräftriket. Photo: Lennart Johansson. Mounting: BSK Architects and Christensen & CO


A thirteen-year-long planning process has come to an end and both Stockholm University and KTH can now look forward to new purpose-built premises in Albano, adapted to the requirements for modern learning environments of today.

The ruling of the Land and Environment Court of Appeal means that the projection work can speed up before the start of construction next year.

"We are now looking forward to an intense time period when we will form the final construction plan, interior design and equipment in accordance with the requirements for modern university facilities. We offer high quality education and research with diversity, and this should also apply to our workplaces, meeting places and classrooms", says Joakim Malmström, Director of Administration at Stockholm University.

Stockholm City Council adopted the plan of Albano in December 2012. The plan has since been appealed in several instances. Besides 100,000 sqm premises for education and research, it is planned for approximately 1000 accommodations for students and researchers (50,000 sqm).

"A positive response! This means that we can tie the campuses closer together, create synergies and strengthen the development of KTH and the other universities. It’s also important for the development of the entire Stockholm region as an engine for innovation, groundbreaking research and expertise”, says Peter Gudmundson, President of KTH.

The verdict is final and cannot be appealed.

 

Background

Stockholm University and KTH grow and develop. Therefore the two universities have, since 2002, planned for new facilities for both short and long term in Albano, together with the City of Stockholm and Akademiska Hus. The area is the last major land reserve that is available for the coherent development of the capital universities.

Albano will be a place for research and higher education with the conditions for meetings and collaborations across disciplinary and institutional boundaries that are part of a modern educational and research environment. Today, Albano consists of a gravel area between Roslagsbanan's embankment and Roslagsvägen near Kräftriket. Stockholm University currently has permanent and temporary premises in Frescati, Kräftriket, Alba Nova and at Sveaplan.

 

Partners

Plan Owner: City of Stockholm

Client: Akademiska Hus (University premises), Svenska Bostäder (accommodation for students and researchers)

Tenant: Stockholm University and KTH

Architects: BSK Architects, Brunet & Forshed Arkitektkontor, Christensen & Co Architects (DK)