Vasagatan 1 will be the site of a new building for the School of Business, Economics and Law. The building will enable the faculty to expand and develop its research within economics and law. One of the entrances to the new West Link station will also be integrated with the building.
The new building will enable the entire School of Business, Economics and Law to gather at a single address. There will be space for growing research activities, new approaches to teaching and rewarding meetings between different stakeholders. The aim is to create a physical learning environment at the international forefront, a place where research and education can evolve to meet society’s needs and where staff and students can thrive and enjoy coming to work.
The new building will encompass about 10,800 square metres of gross floor area, spread over eight storeys and a basement. It will house a new main entrance, two lecture halls, student service, student workstations, a café and offices. As part of Akademiska Hus’ sustainability work, materials with high climate impact, such as marble floors, limestone façades and granite blocks, are reclaimed to be reused in other construction projects. As an example, the marble floor from the old building will be used for a skyway in the new building for the School of Business, Economics and Law.
In conjunction with the project, the student union at the School of Business, Economics and Law has been provided with new premises for its administration, management and student associations, as well as for a new student pub. The premises for internal service have also been remodelled.
About the new building for the School of Business, Economics and Law
- A rental agreement between the University of Gothenburg and Akademiska Hus was drawn up in 2021.
- Planned occupancy 2025. The West Link will come into service in 2026.
- Usable floor area of about 10,000 square metres, comprising 9,000 sq m new build and 1,000 sq m remodelling.
- Programme architect AIX.
- Architect Johannes Norlander Arkitektur.
- Property owner Akademiska Hus.
The new building will strengthen the ability of the School of Business, Economics and Law to be an open place for creative dialogues that contribute to the development of ground-breaking knowledge. This will secure a basic prerequisite for our continued development as an increasingly stronger academic institution in harmony with surrounding society.
Per Cramér, dean at the School of Business, Economics and Law