European Spallation Source (ESS) is an international development project aiming to create a multidisciplinary research center, based on the world’s most powerful neutron source and which can be likened to a giant microscope. The facility is located in Brunnshög in the northeastern part of Lund Municipality. ESS will generate new research opportunities in many different areas such as health, environment, energy, climate, transport, technology and pharmaceuticals. The facility will be a hub in Europe’s infrastructure for research and development, and also involves a gigantic international investment. The initiative will create both jobs and economic growth, locally as well as regionally.
Lund Municipality has developed a vision for the expansion of northeastern Lundand Brunnshög. Here ESS has an obvious role in the dynamic interaction between the university, MAX-lab, Ideon and the knowledge-intensive companies in the area. Brunnshög aims to become the world’s foremost research and innovation environment. This includes being a European role model for sustainable urban planning. Tramway is part of the vision for the area.
Clients: European Spallation Source (ESS) and Lund Municipality.
Architect: Henning Larsen Architects