With a welcoming glass facade and inviting entrance, KMH's new campus is central, easily accessible and open to both students and the public.
Architects: AIX Architects AB, Tobias Rosberg
Start of construction: 2013
Completion: Summer 2016
Local Area: 15 900 sq.m.
With listed buildings as a starting point, new buildings meet old ones as they enrich each other. The older buildings are given a key role in the campus as a whole. The former stables and riding hall became listed buildings in 1993 and they are therefore preserved and reused. The stable will be integrated in the construction program to become the new university library.
KMH's new premises consist of an area of approximately 16,000 square meters. The large glazed main building houses concert halls, exercise rooms, computer rooms, studios with control rooms, lecture rooms, administration, etc. The long white house along Lidingövägen contains, among other things, the majority of the exercise rooms, the choral hall, the students' experimental hall (black box), but also some teaching rooms.
The former stable and riding house are listed since 1993 and have therefore been preserved. The stable is KMH's new library. The so-called yellow villa has been moved to a location behind the riding house and has regained its original red color. Around KMH, 370 condominiums are built in an arc.
KMH moved in durign the summer of 2016.
The design of the school's room is characterized by spatial and acoustic flexibility. Concert halls can be varied for different uses and foyers can be furnished for different types of events. The air in the premises will keep a certain moisture content to meet the specific needs of the singers as well as the instruments.
A major focus has been on creating meetings and community between students, teachers and the general public. KMH's activities are therefore based on a common space that joins public premises and the central functions of the school. Through the school's foyer visitors can flow towards concert halls where free concerts are given almost every day. The buildings have already become a public icon in Stockholm, inviting both students and the public.