New Building Open House
Saturday, 30 May
On 13 April 2015, WMU relocated to splendid new facilities that provide the opportunity to work and learn in a state-of-the-art academic environment. Thanks to the generosity of the City of Malmö, WMU now occupies a multi-purpose academic complex offering almost 6,000m2, of assignable area. This will allow our M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs to grow, alongside our Professional Development Course portfolio, and enable WMU to host international conferences at the University, substantially expanding our service to the global maritime community.
This extraordinary new home for WMU would not have been possible without the generous support of our host country, Sweden, and particularly our host city, Malmö. Malmö provided WMU with the landmark Old Harbour Master’s building as an incredible starting point, and then selected a dramatic extension wing by the renowned Danish architect Kim Utzon in collaboration with the Australian architecture firm of Terroir Architects.
The new extension serves as an "urban hinge" between the historic city and the docklands. The eastern and southern facades of Tornhuset retain their original character and form part of the historic fabric of the city, while the new part of the projects responds to the brand-new Malmö Live project, made up of a congress centre, a concert hall and an hotel, and to the other surrounding contemporary developments.
All who are interested are welcome to a public open house on Saturday, 30 May from 1000-1300. Guided tours will be given every 30 minutes.