Stockholm County Council and Karolinska Institutet have because 2009 been running a venture referred to as Potential Finding out Environments. The task is grounded on study on finding out and greater education. The query raised was how does area affect on understanding?
Our Interior Design and style studio was given the possibility to more produce its proposal “Home away from home” for the informal zones at the Karolinska Institutet.
These services are located primarily next to the lecture halls and were at first “leftover” and unused regions. Our thought is to develop a “Home away from Home”, a natural meeting place for college students, teachers and researchers. This has turn into a social arena where you hang out and socialize, a frequent meeting location and a central info stage.
It’s a location the place you can exchange thoughts and suggestions and where peer studying is facilitated. As a element of the concept of the “Home away from home” we have developed little cottages, a backyard, a dining table, a living space and ”rooms of one’s own”.
We have produced areas for meals, local community spirit, interaction and understanding exchange. The spaces include open squares, space-in-rooms and reading through regions for targeted study. The setting is dense and welcoming this generates a optimistic and productive congestion.
Tengbom was also commissioned to create and interpret KI’s layout manual on the Formal Finding out Environments.
9 lecture halls were selected at KI to be renovated and serve as pilot tasks. A number of principles were formulated to work as equipment in a toolbox.
All round, the new interior design for KI at Solna and Huddinge strengthen Karolinska Institutet’s brand as a location accessible to all!
Photography by Sten Jansin
Interior Design and style: Tengbom