▼建筑外观，exterior view ©Mark Hadden
Biomedicum is a new, state-of-the-art laboratory building that will be a collective powerhouse for research at one of the world’s leading medical universities, Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm. Biomedicum offers the Karolinska Institutet a concentrated environment for future research, thanks to flexibly designed laboratory and office facilities that act as a catalyst for unlimited collaboration between the various research and study environments. The laboratory will be one of the most modern in Europe and will attract employees from all over the world.
Biomedicum consists of four buildings, with laboratories built around an eight-storey high atrium wrapped in a transparent double-shell façade. Through the glass-covered atrium, the campus’ outdoor space continues through the building, reinforcing its green and social qualities – which ultimately benefits the sharing of knowledge and cross-disciplinary work.
▼一系列实验室环绕分布在八层高的中庭周围，the laboratories are built around an eight-storey high atrium wrapped in a transparent double-shell façade ©Mark Hadden
促进合作的建筑 | Architecture that invites collaboration
The building’s transparent design, with many common spaces, creates the conditions for spontaneous meetings in everyday life, collaboration across scientific boundaries and an exchange of experiences. The building is equipped with common infrastructure and advanced technological platforms, as well as equipment that can be utilised by multiple researchers. The laboratory also has a direct connection to BioClinicum, the clinical research environment at Karolinska University Hospital, through a physical, glazed connection pathway across Solnavägen.
▼实验室通过玻璃走廊与大学医院相连，the laboratory has a direct connection to Karolinska University Hospital through a physical, glazed connection pathway ©Mark Hadden
气氛温馨的公共入口层可通往中庭、咖啡厅、礼堂、会议室和公共展览室，同时与公园形成连接，从而将卡罗林斯卡医学院向城市环境以及旁边新成立的大学医院（Nya Karolinska Solna）敞开，继而成为该地区具有代表性的新中心。
Biomedicum has an inviting public entrance floor with access to the atrium, café, auditorium, conference rooms and public exhibition rooms. This also creates new contact with the park and therefore opens the Karolinska Institutet up towards both the city and the new university hospital, Nya Karolinska Solna (NKS), which is located next door. Biomedicum thus becomes a new hub in the area – a distinct icon for the world-class research that Karolinska Institutet stands for.
▼俯瞰入口公共层，aerial view to the public entrance floor ©Mark Hadden
▼中庭空间，atrium ©Mark Hadden
绿色的室内空间 | Biomedicum’s green interior space
The interior atrium extends over eight floors and ends with a glass roof with lanterns that let in daylight. The plant walls in the slits extend from the entrance floor all the way up to the top floor of the building. Here the verticality is enhanced and the greenery peeks out and becomes visible from the exterior.
▼中庭屋顶上的一系列“灯笼”为室内引入自然光，the interior atrium ends with a glass roof with lanterns that let in daylight ©Mark Hadden
▼室内立面，interior facade ©Mark Hadden
▼休息空间，seating area ©Mark Hadden
▼绿植墙从入口层一直延伸到建筑顶层，the plant walls in the slits extend from the entrance floor all the way up to the top floor of the building ©Mark Hadden
▼纵向空间关系，the vertical space relationship ©Mark Hadden
优美的楼梯间 | Artistic stairwell
四栋体量都带有专属的楼梯间，并以不同的方式朝向中庭。覆盖着吹制玻璃的照明墙为楼梯间带来优美的灯光，吸引着人们使用和移动。玻璃材料来自于德国的Lamberts Glashütte，安装和照明由Derix完成，并由C.F Møller Architects负责指导。
As a guide, the four stairwells, one for each block, are distinct in the corners facing the atrium. An illuminated wall covered with mouth-blown glass extends up the entire staircase and creates beautiful lighting in the stairwells, inviting use and movement. The glass comes from Lamberts Glashütte in Germany. Both installation and lighting were completed by Derix, steered by C.F Møller Architects.
▼覆盖着吹制玻璃的照明墙为楼梯间带来优美的灯光，an illuminated wall covered with mouth-blown glass extends up the entire staircase and creates beautiful lighting in the stairwells ©Mark Hadden
▼照明墙细部，illuminated wall detailed view ©Mark Hadden
明亮的屋顶 | Bright roof
The atrium’s roof is a suspended ceiling with large dome-shaped lanterns that let in daylight, which also function as lamps in winter. Above is a fully glazed roof, which is easy to maintain as it can be reached from the suspended ceiling. The lanterns give the atrium a strong identity and have remained a fundamental idea since the competition stage.
▼屋顶的“灯笼”为中庭空间赋予了强烈的特征，the lanterns give the atrium a strong identity and have remained a fundamental idea since the competition stage ©Mark Hadden
独特的立面 | Characteristic façade
Biomedicum’s green double-shell facade creates transition between the neighbouring Aula Medica and Widerströmska buildings, and at the same time, it has its own distinct identity and design language. Each glass section in the double shell is angled to create life in the facade. This means that the facade can be perceived differently from different angles. From the front it is almost completely transparent; from one side green and closed; and from the other side almost completely glazed and mirrored.Between the buildings, the slits’ intersections come forward with a more transparent single-shell facade.
▼倾斜放置的玻璃单元为立面赋予动态感，each glass section in the double shell is angled to create life in the facade ©Nikolaj Jakobsen
▼绿色双层玻璃立面细部，detailed view of the green double-shell facade ©Mark Hadden
▼街道层立面，street facade ©Mark Hadden
灵活的建筑 | Flexible building
The flexibility of the modern laboratory lies in establishing a reasonable level of flexibility, generality, define the possibilities of the building and its limitations. A structure that enables an open lab as well as closed and more fixed units. This creates a sustainable building that allows for changes without disrupting ongoing research. The requirement for a sufficient amount of daylight is a challenge in large buildings such as Biomedicum. Increased hygiene requirements and noisy equipment place high demands on creating a good working environment where the research and staff should have top priority.
▼餐厅，dining area ©Mark Hadden
▼报告厅，conference hall ©Mark Hadden
现代且高效的实验室 | Modern and efficient labs
▼实验室，laboratories ©Mark Hadden
The new building is for experimental research across disciplinary boundaries and for cooperation with clinical research. Everything aims at facilitating the transition from basic research to clinical studies. The laboratories are designed to be adaptable to change as new scientific opportunities emerge in the future. The departments in Biomedicum are:
• 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.
▼夜景，night view ©Mark Hadden
▼建筑局部，exterior view ©Mark Hadden
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
▼街道层平面图，street level plan
▼10层平面图，plan level 10
Biomedicum, Karolinska Institute
Client: Akademiska Hus Stockholm (client), Karolinska Institutet (tenant)
Size: 65,000 m²
Address: Stockholm, Sweden
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape: Landskapslaget AB
Collaborators: Skanska, Interior: Nyréns Arkitektkontor, Beräkningskonsulterna AB, Svensk Låsprojektering AB
Cost: 184 m GBP
Honorable Mention, Glaspriset (The Swedish Federation of Glazing Contractors), 2018
1st. Prize in invited competition, 2010