MAX IV is nominated for the Steel Building Award 2017

The MAX IV laboratory in Lund is one of five nominees for the Steel Building Award 2017. The Steel Building Prize is awarded every two years to a building that uses steel in the load-bearing structure in an innovative, environmentally sustainable and architecturally appealing way.

In 2010, FOJAB arkitekter was chosen to design and plan MAX IV for Lund University with Fastighets AB ML4 as the developer. Snøhetta arkitekter was chosen as landscape architect. The project strives for a symbiotic relationship between landscape, external building form and internal form. The large experimental hall's roof lantern with its brushed aluminum surface, the office building's white sheet metal cassettes and horizontal sun protection for windows, the other buildings' white concrete facades together with the undulating landscape have made the MAX IV laboratory a distinctive landmark at Lund's northern entrance.

The Steel Building Prize will be awarded during the Steel Building Day, Thursday, October 26, at Stockholmsmässan in Stockholm. The aim of the award is to encourage the efficient use of steel in construction and to generate new ideas and inspiring solutions.