Axis office - new landmark in Lund, Sweden

For several years, work has been underway to create Axis' new office and now it is almost time to move in. The office consists of an office block that is designed according to the needs and wishes of the knowledge companies of the future.

Axis' new office in Lund will be the face of the company and consists of a continuous building that is divided into several building bodies of varying heights that interact with each other. The main entrance is located in the corner of the block facing the Ideon area and inside there is a large, bright common entrance square with space for exhibitions, meetings and mingling. A generous staircase leads to the Axis restaurant and further up to the common, green courtyard. The crowning glory is a skylounge and a spacious roof terrace with a 360-degree view of the Scanian landscape.

- "We wanted to create a profile building for Axis with an identity and strong character, which at the same time contributes to the city's diversity and social sustainability," says Andreas Blomberg, responsible architect at FOJAB.

The façade consists of a heavy natural stone-clad base with lightweight glass facades with white, angled slats on top. Once inside the building, visitors and employees are greeted by light, which is a recurring theme, while local, natural materials such as limestone and wood provide a warm and cozy feel. The office spaces are tailored to Axis' needs with both traditional cellular offices and open plan offices with plenty of light.

The block is part of the city planning office's objective to transform the Ideon area in Lund into a city with clear blocks and sunny meeting places for everyone who works, researches or visits Ideon.

- "What is being built now at Axis, but also at Medicon Village, is definitely a new chapter in the history of Ideon," says Marcus Horning, Director of Urban Development.

Axis takes care of its employees in many ways. In addition to an attractive work environment, each employee has their own Axis bike, which can be ridden straight down to a garage with shower and changing rooms, and a gym with a glass roof that connects the gym to the common areas above.

- The idea is for the office to feel a bit like a home at work, with plenty of areas for employees to meet and socialize," says Andreas Jentsch, supervising architect, FOJAB.


For further information:
Andreas Jentsch