Architectural design competition for new Science Centre underway
Science Village has been tasked with establishing a science centre within Science Village. This new centre will provide apedagogical window on ESS and MAX IV and will explain the technologies andresearch at both facilities. The centre will also be home to a number of other exhibitions aimed at giving a broad view of the scientific enquiry andinnovation being conducted in Lund and Skåne. The planned centre will cover an area of between 5,000 and 6,000 m2 and will also present extensive programmed activities linked to exhibitions.
“A Science Centre of this scale will be able to offer something for everybody, from experiment stations for visiting eighth-grade classes to major themed exhibitions for an older public, as well as events in the form of lecture series and science shows,” says Peter Andersson, development manager for the new Science Centre at Science Village.
An architectural design competition was announced earlier in the autumn. The first phase – the submission of expressions of interest – is now closed and it was pleasing to receive applications from over 40 architectural practices. The four architectural practices chosen to progress in the competition will be notified in mid-January. It is planned for the competition to commence in the second half of January.
Once the proposals have been submitted in April, a Winner will be chosen; only then will the names of the finalists be revealed to the jury. The winning proposal will form the basis for the new building.