Located in the university city of Lund in southern Sweden, the European Spallation Source will be the world’s largest, most advanced research facility for neutron-based research.

The architecture is inspired by one of the most important elements in the spallation process, the tungsten disc. The disc and the tungsten metal are used as visual metaphors that mark the centre of the research facility: a large, circular roof above the hall that holds the tungsten disc. This will become a point of orientation for the campus area at ESS, and it will make ESS stand out in relation to the research facility MAX IV and Lund Science Village next to the site.


architects: COBE, Henning Larsen Architects  |  team: Dan Stubbergaard, Thomas Krarup, Mads Birgens Kristensen, David Engell Jessen, Johanne Holmsberg, Rune Veile, Frederik Lyng, Greta Tiedje, Thomas Bang Jespersen, Marcel Schwarz, Jonas Nordgren, Ole Storjohan, Louise Boss Mortensen, Dimitrie Gridorescu, Turid Ohlsson, Marianne Filtenborg, Kristoffer Harling  |  collaborator: Henning Larsen Architects, SLA, NNE Pharmaplan, Transsolar Energietechnik, Bent Lauritzen  |  status: Competition (2012) Construction (2013 - 2025)  |  competition: ESS European Spallation Source  |  clasification: 1 rang  |  visualizer: Luxigon  |  scale: 100.000 m2 extralarge  |  types: education, research center  |  views: 2.463

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