KMH has been nominated for the prestigious award "Årets bygge" (Construction Project of the Year). The prize is awarded by the Swedish Building and Construction industry.
– Pride is great for all involved in this extraordinary protracted project, says Sten Wetterblad, regional director of Akademiska Hus.
– The challenges have been many, so it is particularly pleasing that the result was so good and the attention in this context.
Historic building in focus
The stable, which is a listed building, has played a central role in the project. It has affected everything - collaboration work, construction technology, architecture, etc. The team is now fully integrated into the gilded and glazed building and used as a library.
The new music college consists of more than 20,000 m2 GFA. The main building with the entrance facing Valhallavägen houses concert halls, training rooms, computer rooms, studios with control rooms, classrooms, administration, etc. The wing that runs along Lidingövägen includes practice rooms, a choral hall, the students' experiment stage, but also the student union premises.
The competition "Construction of the year" highlights examples of the best performances in the construction sector as far as quality, cooperation, economy and form are concerned, that will be completed during the year. 20 projects are nominated for 2017. The competition is a collaboration between Svensk Byggtjänst and the Construction industry.
Each week during the fall and winter a new nomination is announced . A jury of experts will appoint a winner at a gala at Cirkus in Stockholm March 27, 2017.
Other nominated projects so far is the CHP plant Lejonpannan in Linkoping, the experimental house HSB Living Lab at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, and the Munktell Bath in Eskilstuna. Last year's winner was Malmö Live , Malmö's new concert hall.
Akademiska Hus press release (in Swedish)