Forum Medicum will integrate the existing buildings and increase interaction between the many different forms of education, research and functions of the faculty. The lower floors will be accessible to the public and function as a rallying point, a forum, for users, visitors and citizens of Lund. Other than the café and canteen the space can hold exhibitions as well as informal learning methods.
The vision for Forum Medicum is to create a flexible building, making it possible to change the layout of the building to meet the requirements of the future’s changing needs for research facilities and approaches to teaching. These ideas were emphasized in the recommendation of Henning Larsen Architects by the medical faculty;
“The solution meets the development of the space with great elegance and a structural idea that will be transferable to many other project types. The architecture is varied and simple, while expressing lightness – an impressive deed, when taking the size of the building into consideration.”
The strong identity of the Forum Medicum is created by rotating the top floors 45 degrees. This results in a dynamic yet light building volume that adapts to the area and provides unique recreational spaces in and outside the building in niches and terraces.
Other than the collaboration with Arup Copenhagen, Henning Larsen Architects have planed the entire buildings as well as the landscape and outdoor areas that further connects the buildings to the context.