A new meeting point for Stockholm students
Stockholm University, KTH and Karolinska Institutet are developing at high speed. New premises are needed where the universities can collaborate with each other and their surroundings.
At Stockholm University, the Albano campus is constructed. Skanska has been commissioned by Akademiska Hus to carry out framework supplementation for houses 1, 2 and 4. Campus Albano will link Stockholm University with KTH and KI.
65,000 square meters of premises for education
In total, Skanska's assignments comprise 65,000 square meters, which contain lecture rooms, offices and laboratories for students, teachers and researchers. Skanska started our work in the fall of 2018 and has since then come a long way.
When we entered the workplace, all the foundation was already done. Our work started with concrete floors inside and installations.
Work based on three keywords
Our work is based on three values - healing, learning and living. Healing means that the Albano campus "heals" nature and has many green spaces. For example, the National City Park is "healed" by linking with Lill-Jansskogen, Bellevue and Brunnsviken.
Living refers to the Albano campus being an active area after office hours. There will be services, student housing and activities that promote creativity.
Learning refers to the role of the academy in development, where the goal is to put Stockholm on the map as a student city.
Biological diversity in focus
The development of the Albano campus takes place in conjunction with nature. Biodiversity is a major focus. The goal is to become a role model in sustainable urban construction. The area will be certified according to Citylab.
Citylab is a relatively new certification that encompasses an entire urban development project and does not only apply to an individual building. The work that forms the basis for the certification has been initiated and run by Akademiska Hus in collaboration with the area's other property owner Svenska Bostäder.
Citylab includes early and comprehensive planning and program phases. It is not easy to get approved. The Albano campus has met 20 indicators to reach the high level that Citylab requires.
The indicators include both qualitative and quantitative assessment criteria and accounting requirements. For example, it is important that the urban development project offers a mixed development, sustainable modes of transport, meeting places, green spaces, ecosystem services and energy systems with low climate impact.
Properties certified in accordance with Miljöbyggnad Silver
All properties are built with a strong focus on the environment and sustainability. Among other things, all the rainwater from the area flows down into a ravine in the park where it is cleaned. The goal is for the water to be cleaner than Brunnsviken when it flows out there.
The houses have green roofs that make it easier for insects and plants to strengthen their distribution routes. In addition, the houses we build are certified in accordance with Miljöbyggnad Silver.
This is a large and comprehensive project and there are many challenges. One of the major challenges is the tight workplace and the logistical challenges it entails. In the campus area, many construction projects take place at the same time. Well planned logistics are crucial.
At the forefront of digitalisation
The project has an ambition to be at the forefront of digitalisation. Among other things, we work with BIM 360 and have plenty of iPads at the workplace. The goal is no paper documents.
Working with social sustainability is important. We have conducted several safety rounds together with Akademiska Hus. We also have trainees who need a way into the labor market. The internship is for four months and our goal is to be able to offer a job.
Modern office and teaching environments
When the Albano campus is completed, visitors will be met by modern office and teaching environments with a high degree of flexibility that is adapted to the needs of the activities. There will also be kitchenettes for students, cafes and restaurants, as well as a joint teaching lab for Stockholm University and KTH.