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The Karolinska Institute’s new laboratory building

C.F. Møller Architects designed the building.

April 01, 2019 |

Photo: Mark Hadden

Biomedicum, the new laboratory building at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, unifies the institute’s research environments under one roof.

The nearly 700,000-sf, 11-story facility will feature flexible laboratory and office space meant to be a catalyst for collaboration between the various research and study environments. It comprises four connected buildings with laboratories built around an eight-story high atrium wrapped in a transparent double-shell façade.


Photo: Mark Hadden.


The building, located within the campus park, also brings the park inside its walls with a glass-covered green atrium. The atrium roof is a suspended ceiling with large dome-shaped lanterns that let in daylight. Above is a fully glazed roof that is easy to maintain and can be reached from a suspended ceiling.


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The transparent ground floor offers access to the atrium, a cafe, conference rooms, and a public exhibition space. The ground floor also forms new connections through the park to open up the Karolinska Institute towards both the city and the planned university hospital.


Photo: Mark Hadden.


Biomedicum accommodates 1,600 researchers and staff and house the following departments:

– The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

– The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

– The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

– The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

– The Department of Neuroscience


Photo: Mark Hadden.


Photo: Mark Hadden.


Photo: Nikolaj Jakobsen.


Photo: Mark Hadden.

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