During the years 2011 and 2012, a major renovation and extension of GIH's main building was carried out. The 4,000 square metre extension was designed by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor. The façade has the same 40s feel as the main building, with simple and clean lines of unplastered red brick.
At the same time, a renovation was carried out of the building where the sports halls are. The walls and floors were adapted according to the new house.
Improved and modernized study environment
The background to the renovation and extension was that there was a need to gather the activities and coordinate the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research environments.
They also wanted to improve the study environment for the students with, among other things, a larger library with a larger number of study places. At the same time, the number of students increased from 800 to 1,000, which increased the demand for larger premises. The goal was to create a unified campus with state-of-the-art knowledge environments equipped with the latest technology.