KTH had high ambitions – to become Sweden’s most desired workplace for young innovators as well as a cluster where the private sector, research and education would summon. This required flexible facilities that would serve operations well. Södertälje Science Park and the offices of AstraZeneca are in the direct vicinity, which opened up for the possibility of transforming the area into an open campus that prompts collaboration across organisations, but also serving as an iconic meeting place for the whole city.
The area needed a sharp identity that would add up to the existing brick buildings. The solution was a light and transparent building with free width, generous floor heights and smart technical solutions. The new building hosts seminary rooms and a large auditorium. Sturdy materials with nifty innovative details were also designed.