Cobe wins ESS European Spallation Source
Cobe, Henning Larsen Architects and SLA have won the international architectural design competition for the European Spallation Source (ESS), in Lund, Sweden. ESS will become the world’s largest and most advanced facility for neutron-based research. The team also includes the engineering companies Buro Happold, NNE Pharmaplan and Transsolar.Research at ESS is expected to commence in 2019, while the entire facility will be completed by 2025. ESS will be an accelerator-based neutron research laboratory that will be far more powerful than existing facilities. It is expected that between 2,000 and 4,000 researchers will use the facilities each year. The technology can be used for research in everything from medicine to archaeology and sustainable energy sources.