Sweco to design new centre at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg

Sweco’s architects have designed the winning proposal for a new centre – Sahlgrenska Life – for healthcare, research and business in Gothenburg. This entails that Sweco will be commissioned to design three new buildings totalling just over 90,000 square metres of floor space, marking the largest expansion of the area around the Sahlgrenska University Hospital to date. 

“Sweco’s proposal is entitled ‘Flows’, which is precisely what the concept is based on. We are creating a centre that merges healthcare, research and business. Our extensive experience in care-based architecture throughout Europe enables us to both create a welcoming cityscape for the entire hospital area and manage the complexity involved in identifying the right solutions for a vast number of users”, says Jan Mattsson, CEO of Sweco Architects.

Today, SveaNor fastigheter AB and Västfastigheter named Sweco as the winner of the architectural competition that has been under way since October 2015. In its commendation, the jury emphasised that “The proposal is not just a building but an urban element that has the potential to be a link also to the public. The design of the buildings feels contemporary and challenging, yet open and inviting”.

The next step is for Sweco to bring its winning proposal to life. This involves participating in the design of a revised master plan for the area, as well as design of the three new buildings featuring a total of 90,000 square metres of floor space.

The University of Gothenburg and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital are currently separated from one another by a heavily trafficked street. Sweco’s solution merges the research and clinical care divisions through a building resting over the street. The adjacent new buildings will house laboratory premises and enable the presence of more faculties and a larger campus area.

Sweco holds extensive experience in care-based projects throughout Europe and has previously been commissioned for such assignments as the KI Science Park and the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital in Solna in Sweden, the Kajana Central Hospital in Finland and the German University Hospital Charité in Berlin.

Sweco’s work will commence in May and be completed by 2021, when the centre is scheduled to open. The project is carried out together with a partner.

For further information, please contact:

Jan Mattsson, President Sweco Architects, +46 8-522 952 65, jan.mattsson@sweco.se

Veronika Gustafsson, Press Manager, +46 8-695 65 43, veronika.gustafsson@sweco.se

Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.0 billion (EUR 1.7 billion) (pro forma 2015). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.0 billion (EUR 1.7 billion) (pro forma 2015). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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