A lot of construction work is going on around KI campus in Solna, including a new state-of-the-art hospital. Let me tell you a little about what all those construction cranes are doing and how KI Campus Solna will look in the future!
In 2018 on the campus of Karolinska Institutet the new Biomedicum, the laboratory of future, will be finished. It will gather 5 of the biggest KI research departments under one roof and facilitate more collaborations within the departments.
New Karolinska Solna University Hospital
Across the street from Karolinska Institutet the New Karolinska Solna (NKS) hospital is being built. At the end of 2016 it will open doors to its first patients. The new hospital will create greater collaboration between the healthcare and research (at the moment there is a major gap between the two in the whole Europe). There will be some research facilities, each of the patients will have a single-room with a bed for a visitor and on the roof of the hospital will be a special landing spot for helicopters.
In the surrounding area of Karolinska Institutet (KI) and hospital some high-rise buildings are already starting to get their final appearance and much more are to be built. In 2025 Stockholm will have a new city neighborhood Hagastaden, three times the size of Stockholm old town! It will connect Stockholm city with Solna municipality and offer a mixture of apartments (5 000), workplaces (50 000), cultural attractions, green areas, world-leading research (KI) and highly specialized medical care (NKS).
The Yellow Metro Line
Together with a whole new neighborhood of Stockholm, a new metro line is being built! The Yellow metro line is planned to be finished in 2022. It will connect Odenplan with two new metro stations, Hagastaden and Arenastaden. This means that Karolinska Institutet will have its own metro stop! No more walking or taking buses from St. Eriksplan!
Great Changes Are To Come!
In a couple of years the surroundings of KI will look completely different and I am super excited to see Hagastaden! Who know’s where I’ll be then?!