World Maritime University, Malmö
Architect: Terroir and Kim Utzon Arkitekter
Built in: 2015
Client: Malmö stad
The United Nations affiliated World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden, has been completed. Architecture firms Terroir and Kim Utzon Arkitekter have created a new building featuring a jagged facade of glass and aluminum. The project involved the renovation and extension of the century-old harbormaster's building, creating approximately 6,000 square meters of teaching and office spaces for an institution focusing on maritime education and research. The existing building – known as “Tornhuset” – was completed in 1910 as the main office for Malmö's harbor administration.
The original building remains largely intact and contains the majority of the offices. The extension is tacked onto its exterior and the void between the two structures houses circulation and social areas. Teaching spaces are accommodated in the extension, including a sunken auditorium at ground floor level that is open to and accessible from the full-height atrium.