Danish architects 3XN are the winner of an architectural competition for a new educational building for Mälardalen University – a university college in Eskilstuna southwest of Stockholm. The project includes renovation of a listed Modernist Public Bath and a new building totaling 18,250 m2 which together offer educational facilities and workplaces for 4,000 students and 350 employees.
“The vision is to create an open and inspiring learning environment that encourages interaction between students and staff – across disciplines.” explains Principal and Partner of 3XN, Kim Herforth Nielsen.
“We have strongly emphasized that new educational building should have a gentle, but strong visual connection to the neighboring listed public bath by Paul Hedquist. By giving the new building a clean geometry and uniform surfaces, we have created clear references to the Scandinavian functionalist architecture of the public bath”.
Client: Mälardalens University
Gross Floor Area: Approx. 18,300 m2 (3,000 m2 renovation)
Budget: 450 million SEK (49 millon EURO)