Head of Communications and Investor Relations, NCC Group
Seven years with the Dome of Visions, 2013–2020
For seven years, the NCC Dome of Visions has been a meeting place for dialogue and debate on innovation and sustainable development at various locations in the Nordic countries, most recently in Gothenburg. The project has been a platform for hundreds of seminars, exhibitions, meetings and talks. NCC recently sold the Dome of Visions in Gothenburg and an interesting and inspiring project has come to an end. The new owners, Nilsson Energy Group, will take over the building, which will continue to be a meeting place for sustainable development, with a particular focus on green hydrogen solutions.
NCC’s first Dome of Visions was established in Copenhagen in 2013. Later, a Dome was also built in Stockholm, outside The Royal Institute of Technology, and a few years later this was moved to Gothenburg. The Dome was also a model for the mini-Dome that was used for a number of years as NCC’s platform during Almedalen Week on Gotland.
The Dome of Visions was created as a platform for discussions and conversations around sustainable development and has been a visionary and inspiring meeting place. Over the years, hundreds of seminars, exhibitions, meetings and talks on sustainable societal development and innovation have been held in cooperation with various partners, politicians, businesses, researchers and visitors from around the world.
For seven years, the Dome has been a meeting place and platform for NCC. Now it is time for new platforms. NCC’s work to find feasible and sustainable solutions for building a sustainable society is continuing together with our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.
NCC would like to thank all of our partners and others who have been a part of this journey.
The construction behind the giant dome
Dome of Visions is a domed building made in wood and transparent plastic, with a diameter of 20 meters and a height of approximately 10 meters. The facade functions as a protective climatic shell for an inner building, surrounded by trees and urban cultivation enabling vegetative self-sufficiency.
The inspiration behind the Dome of Visions is the world-famous architect Buckminster Fuller, who had well-developed plans to cover the central parts of New York’s Manhattan with a geodesic dome in the 1960s. The architect Kristoffer Tejlgaard was inspired by Buckminster Fuller's vision when he designed the Dome of Visions in Copenhagen, where its construction in 2013 attracted a great deal of attention. In the Dome of Visions in Sweden Tejlgaard has taken sustainable architecture to new levels.
- Diameter 20 meters
- Height approx. 10 meters
- All materials in the Dome of Visions are biodegradable or recyclable - to 100 percent.
- The base consists of 65 tons of solid wood.
- The facade has been made of 145 tiles of 6-millimeter polycarbonate plastic.
- The frame is held up by means of 316 beams and 238 straps.
- The construction is held together with the help of 7,500 screws, of which 3,500 are in the facade.