Danish firm 3XN won a competition to design a building for the historic Uppsala University in Sweden.
The firm’s 13,000m2 contemporary design extends the lines from the surroundings.
Jan Ammundsen, partner and head of competition at 3XN, said: “The building builds a bridge between past and future.
“Several lines from the historic surroundings are also present in the new building, that through its flexible and open spaces will encourage new ways of working, studying and collaborating.”
3XN’s building includes a number of sustainable features such as natural ventilation and a facade design protecting from direct solar heat gain, while allowing plenty of daylight inside.
Although the building has a light and transparent expression, its compact structure minimises the surface area, resulting in environmental and operational savings.