Eco architecture aimed at constructing sustainable structures has become an integral part of our efforts to reduce the environmental impact known to be caused by our buildings. Karolinska Solna University Hospital is destined to become worlds’ first university hospital to achieve LEED Gold Certification for being environmentally friendly.
Designed by Tengbom Architects and developed by Skanska the hospital aims to function with minimal environment impact. Towards that end, the university hospital would be carbon neutral and use durable, recyclable material based on renewable resources. The energy efficient design aims towards optimum utilization of daylight to help save energy apart from ample provision for controlled ventilation system to improve indoor air quality. Patient care being the prime motto, each patient would be provided with own private room to ensure the occupants health and well being.
With construction slated to begin this summer 2010 it will cost about SEK 14.5 billion to finish construction by 2015, when the hospital gets operational.