The building Aula Medica
With its 1,000-seat auditorium, Karolinska Institutet's new lecture hall complex, Aula Medica, enables the university to arrange major public events, such as the Nobel lectures, which attract audiences from around the world.
Karolinska Institutet has a close, interactive relationship with the wider community. Seminars, lectures and symposia form a natural part of its schedule of activities. Aula Medica was completed in the summer of 2013 and houses a 1,000-seat auditorium, office space for 90 staff, 100 conference seats, two restaurants and a café. Nobel lectures, large scientific symposia, gala receptions and conferences will be held here.
Wingårdh has designed the building, the form and geometry of which contrasts with the traditional low-rise brick buildings on the campus. It is situated along Solnavägen opposite the new university hospital. With its central location and geometric form, the lecture hall complex opens up the campus area to the main public thoroughfare.
An environmental programme has been produced to ensure a green build. Highly energy-efficient solutions have been devised following investigations into choices of system. For example, the carcass of the building comprises triangular elements that form an airtight, energy-lean façade.
Facts lecture hall complex
- Name: Aula Medica
- Function: Symposia, lectures, ceremonies and administration
- Number of workspaces: Approximately 90 offices, a 1,000-seat auditorium and 100 conference seats
- Architect: Wingårdh Architects
- Commencement: September 2010
- Completion: June 2013
- Premises space: Approximately 10,000 sq. m