Office and laboratory building in GoCo Health Innovation City
The Swedish branch of the Japanese company Fujirebio has gathered its operations in a new building in Mölndal, the first building to be completed in the life science cluster GoCo Health Innovation City.
|Fujirebio, GoCo, BRA GROUP
|7 800 m²
Kanozi Arkitekter worked in close collaboration with Fujirebio Diagnostics AB, GoCo and BRA Group to produce the technically and programmatically complex building in record time. The building volume originates partly from the interior program but also from an interpretation of the ingenious rules of the detailed plan. One challenge has been to create a building that is as flexible as possible, while allowing the best possible conditions for today's functions and connections.
Since the building has been created to enable the development of tomorrow's in-vitro diagnostics, the focus has been on creating a combination of bright, easy-to-navigate environments together with creative meeting places and places for focused work. This, together with demanding functions for clean rooms, filling rooms and specific lab environments, has placed high demands on the building's design, construction and technical installations.
Both externally and internally, the design language is based on lightness, lightness and solid materials, qualities that characterize both Scandinavian and Japanese architectural traditions. The building rests on a dark and heavy brick base that transitions into an angled coffered facade that gradually lightens and transitions into perforated screens, a nod to the fog above Fuji, the company's namesake.