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Lund hotel and conference centre, Lund, Sweden

Wednesday 09 Apr 2008

Schmidt success in Sweden

Lund hotel and conference centre by schmidt hammer lassen in Lund, Sweden
Lund hotel and conference centre by schmidt hammer lassen in Lund, Sweden Lund hotel and conference centre by schmidt hammer lassen in Lund, Sweden Lund hotel and conference centre by schmidt hammer lassen in Lund, Sweden
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Schmidt Hammer Lassen wins competition to design a new hotel and conference centre in Lund, in southern Sweden 

This project aims at giving Lund a prominent new landmark, located at the highest point in the city. The new complex also provides Lund with a new civic hub for both business people and the general public.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s project pays great attention to the symbolic significance of a building located at this particular place and aim to symbolise the city's new development area.
"Our new complex will be the centre-point of Lund’s exciting new urban district. Our aim was to design a building that would reflect this dynamic of rapid change, creating a new icon for the city," says Kristian Ahlmark, associate partner in Schmidt hammer lassen.
"In the same way that the old cathedral is currently a landmark for the historic Lund, we aim to create a landmark for the new district of the city, known as the Science Village." Schmidt hammer lassen's winning project is intended to provide a focal point in the area - a building which, thanks to its many functions, will hum with activities around the clock, 24 hours a day. The project encompasses modern conference facilities, a flexible multi-purpose hall for exhibitions, trade fairs, etc., a three-storey Jacuzzi and wellness centre, as well as a restaurant at ground level. A high-rise hotel at the north-eastern corner of the site will give the new development a strong visual presence.
Sustainable solutions and low resource consumption has been a key focus in the competition. For instance this new complex will have an energy consumption which is 20-25 percent lower than the general standard for comparable projects. In this way it contributes to the overall ambitions of creating a green quarter of the city.
The idea is that the new development will become a meeting-place – a forum for business executives and cultural figures attending meetings and conferences as well as a civic hub with a busy programme of exhibitions or concerts. In architectural terms, the building adheres to the Scandinavian tradition, with a carefully considered use of natural daylight and openness. The complex is deliberately designed to appear welcoming, inviting passers-by to step inside, blurring the distinction between 'indoors' and 'outdoors'.

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