Karolinska Institutet's new research building Biomedicum is inaugurated
November 30 marked the inauguration of Karolinska Institutet's new research building Biomedicum in Solna. The new building houses five departments and was designed to encourage interactions and collaborations between different research fields. Meet a few KI scientists in a video from the day of inauguration.
The new 65,000 square meter research building has room for 1,600 researchers and was completed in the spring. The construction work started in 2013, and the move-in process has been implemented gradually over the course of 2018.
“Biomedicum unites leading research groups from five different departments. These research groups can now interact across departmental boundaries and take advantage of modern infrastructure,” says the President of Karolinska Institutet, Ole Petter Ottersen.
Biomedicum is located between Aula Medica and the Widerström Building and a skyway over Solnavägen directly connects the new structure to Bioclinicum, the clinical research environment at Karolinska University Hospital. With its proximity to Bioclinicum, the new hospital, SciLifeLab, Comparative Medicine and all the other research environments at Campus Solna and Campus Nord, Biomedicum will become a hub for KI's research and a leading international research center.
At the inauguration, the Vice President of Karolinska Institutet, Karin Dahlman-Wright had the honor of cutting the ribbon.
Byggindustrin magazine has nominated Biomedicum for “Building of the Year 2019,” and is owned and managed by Akademiska Hus. The interior designer was Nyréns Arkitektkontor and Skanska was the general contractor for the construction of the building.