Gamma - research and innovation
The building Gamma houses laboratory and office space for innovation work and research in the fields of medicine and biotechnology. Gamma and its two neighbours, Alfa and Beta, provide some 25,000 square meters of premises space together, of which Karolinska Institutet leases two thirds.
Research and business in collaboration
Over 60 life science and meditech companies are based in the research park where Alfa, Beta and Gamma stand, such as Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi), one of Europe's largest biomed companies, and the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), which is a collaborative venture between Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Uppsala University.
Alfa and Beta were completed in 2010. Gamma is completed in the summer of 2013. Karolinska Institutet owns the tenancy of Gamma, sub-letting it to the Science for Life Laboratory and KISP AB.
Alfa, Beta and Gamma have all been given the same modern, characteristic oval design and a central communication passageway. With its seven storeys, Gamma is the tallest of the three. The blocks are linked together with an entrance via a common two-storey building called Delta.
The buildings are a natural part of the campus and have been designed to provide modern premises and top-class laboratories for biomedical research companies. The idea is that multiple research companies will be able to operate on the same level of the block, which places special demands on accessibility, security, evacuation routes and sound volume.
The buildings have been described as spectacular and functional, with flexibility one of the keywords guiding their design. They are adaptable to the wishes of the tenants or the demands of certain research, with interiors that can be described as open-plan laboratories.
Apart from specific research premises, there is a café, a reception with caretaker services, staff rooms, component storage space, a recycling station and a conference facility.
Location: At the north-eastern edge of the Solna Campus along Solnavägen and Tomtebodavägen
Function: Laboratory and offices
Tenants: Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (SOBI) and Karolinska Institutet, including Science for Life Laboratory and the innovation office
Property company: Akademiska Hus
Architect: SWECO Architects
Commencement: December 2010, Gamma
Completion: Summer 2013
Premises space Gamma: 8 000 sq. m, all three houses together: 25 000 sq. m
Storeys Gamma: 7
New ideas are hatched in the meeting of great minds: Chronicle by Märit Johansson, CEO of Karolinska Institutet Science Park (KISP), which will be moving into Gamma.