3 December 2018

A meeting place for the world's researchers

This time, by planning both the buildings' design as well as ground, landscape and water and sewage for the European Spallation Source (ESS) research facility's new campus in Lund, Sweden. Here, researchers from all around the world will meet and prepare experiments.

The ESS interdisciplinary research facility will be used in many fields of research, including the environment, medicine, food and materials. At ESS, researchers from all around the world will be able to study the materials of the future in detail.

The new ESS Campus will be located next to the ESS research facility and will cover an area of approximately 40,000 square metres with three buildings of almost 20,000 square metres.

The largest building will be the ESS's most important meeting place, with offices, dining hall and auditorium. A laboratory and workshop building as well as a building that will be the actual entrance to ESS, and act as a secure passage to the area, will also be built. 

The earthworks and, first and foremost, the water and sewage works, got started just over a month ago, whilst the actual construction work will start in December, with Skanska as the builder. During the year, Tyréns – together with Skanska and ESS – has worked on the preparations for the project. Tyréns is planning the buildings' design, ground, landscape as well as water and sewage.

"We have been involved in several earlier sub-projects for the ESS research facility and we are, of course, happy to have also been entrusted for the ESS Campus. Our documents now form the basis for the entire design and for how the buildings will be dimensioned," says Joakim Ahlberg, Deputy Head of Department for Construction Design.

Tyréns has also laid out all the surfaces surrounding the buildings, modelled the green areas and planned all water and sewage in the ground, including infiltration reservoirs for surface water.

The ESS Campus will be the face presented to the world for the entire ESS facility, and the goals for sustainability have been set very high. The goal is to environmentally certify the office building according to BREEAM, level Outstanding, which is the highest level.

If everything goes has planned, the ESS Campus will be finally completed by the end of 2020.