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The new life science centre Forskaren is taking shape

Forskaren

Vectura Fastigheter chooses 3XN Architects for Forskaren, in the new Stockholm district of Hagastaden, and begins collaboration with Sweden’s Science and Technology Museum.

The selected entry by 3XN Architects was presented during a launch event on 30 January. The project includes producing the new life science centre, Forskaren, in the new Stockholm district of Hagastaden.

“We are delighted with 3XN’s entry, and are pleased that the design facilitates Forskaren’s vision of being an innovation partner for life and health,” says Micael Averborg, Head of Business Development at Vectura Fastigheter.

The parallel architect assignment ran during autumn 2019, the participating agencies being 3XN, DinellJohansson, White and Tengbom. Final presentations by the participating architects were made at the end of November, and the assessment group finally settled on 3XN’s proposal as it best matched Vectura’s programme description.

Collaboration with Science and Technology Museum

Another highlight during the launch event was the announcement that Vectura Fastigheter is starting a collaboration with the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology. The entrance level of the Forskaren centre will feature an exhibition in association with the museum, and planning is in full swing. The exhibition is expected to attract residents, workers and students in the area, as well as visitors from outside, thus helping to make Hagastaden a vibrant city district and destination.

“Collaboration with the Science and Technology Museum is crucial in keeping our promise and meeting Hagastaden’s vision of being a world-class science district,” says Micael Averborg, Head of Business Development at Vectura Fastigheter.

Illustration: 3XN

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