COWI entrusted to help develop knowledge hub in Stockholm

Albano Campus in Stockholm will be a scientific hub for more than 15,000 students and researchers. The campus will be integrated into the surrounding park landscape. The large project is characterised by a complex geometry and heavy constructions.


Akademiska Hus, the property developer of the Albano Campus premises in Stockholm, has commissioned COWI to take on a leading role within a range of disciplines including geo-technology in the planning of the buildings, streets and conduits.

A total of 150,000 m2 of university and higher education premises will be built in Albano, which includes 50,000 m2 for student and researcher accommodation.

The objective is to create an attractive educational and research environment that will form a hub that connects KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. The buildings will be integrated into the surrounding park landscape, with green roofs and large green terraces.

“It’s great to be involved in developing the Albano campus, transforming the area from the rundown industrial area it is today into a vibrant educational environment with many green spaces,” says Johan Ström, project manager at COWI.

Challenging assignments ahead

In addition to becoming an attractive learning environment with educational and research facilities, Albano will also offer 1,000 undergraduate and graduate student housing units that will be built on the campus for students and researchers, as well as premises for commercial services such as restaurants and cafes.

COWI’s assignment includes all the system management planning for the construction work, and the detailed planning for the foundations and basements of three of the four buildings. COWI is also in charge of the geotechnology in the planning of the buildings, streets and conduits.

“The assignment is challenging in terms of the complex geometry of the buildings and the heavy constructions that need to freely span large lecture halls and teaching rooms. This kind of complex city development project fully reflects our ambition to offer the kind of competence that is required to add value to projects,” says Håkan Adelwald, Head of the Building & Real Estate Division at COWI.

The architects for the university premises are BSK Arkitekter and Christensen & Co Arkitekter.

The campus is planned to be ready for occupancy in 2020.

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