2011 Sweden


Type of project: Active Parks Language: English, Spanish Download PDF Developed by: Akademiska Hus http://www.landezine.com/index.php/2013/12/the-campus-park-at-umea-university-by-thorbjorn-andersson-with-sweco-architects/

Synthesis of the case study

A campus park should provide a variety of designated places with the capacity to host informal discussions and promote the exchange of ideas. It is in the open, non hierarchical spaces, rather than in a lecture auditoriums or under laboratory microscopes where a truly creative interactions between students, researchers and teachers happen. The quality of the campus park thus enhances the attractiveness of the university as a whole. The design of the new Campus Park at Umea University is designed to foster a sustainable society and consists of 23 000 sqm sun decks, jetties, open lawns, walking trails and terraces organized around an artificial lake.

Contact information

Owner: Akademiska Hus

Address: Umea University SE-901 87 Umea, Sweden

Email: info@akademiskahus.se