A new university campus, overlooking the sea, will be created in the city centre of Kalmar.
The Linnaeus University in Småland was founded in 2010 with the merger of the Universities Växjö and Kalmar and has already more than 30,000 students.
In Kalmar a new university campus is being built in the city center, which is divided into an eastern and western campus. The planning and implementation of the construction was entrusted to Skanska Sweden, one of the largest construction and project development companies in Sweden.
At the beginning of 2016, the reconstruction and expansion of the University in Kalmar started. In the eastern part three new buildings including an underground car park will create a total area of 43,000 square meters. This area will provide space for the university library as well as offices, laboratories and lecture halls.
In the western part of the campus additional space will be created funded by Intea Fastigheter. The project includes the refurbishment and expansion of further three buildings, which are up to six floors high and provide an area of 22,000 square meters for other lecture halls and offices.
The western part is expected to be completed in summer 2019 and the eastern part by the end of 2020. Subsequently, a certification of the buildings according to LEED is sought.
MAX FRANK formwork technologies and reinforcement technologies were used for this project. In particular formwork elements for working joints Stremaflex® and elements for expansion joints Stremaform® as well as the shearforce dowel Egcodubel provided suitable solutions for the specifications of the building.