The conference is held in the building Orkanen (Hurricane) at Malmö university. The Hurricane houses the faculty of Education and Society and the University Library. The building process started in 1997 after an international architectural competition won by the Swiss architect firm Diener & Diener. The building was completed in 2005. The Hurricane is simple in its structure, the interior surfaces are large and airy. The ceiling height varies between 3, 6 and 8 meters. It is 150 meters long and 60 meters wide. The hurricane won the city building award in 2006, when it has become a symbol for Malmö University and also for the city's transformation.
The faculty of Education and Society has about 5000 students and is one of Sweden's largest teacher training programs. Within the faculty there are the institutions Children-young-society, Sports science, Individual and society, Culture-language-media, Nature-environment-society, School development and leadership.
The Hurricane Library is at the top of floor 5. With an area of 7,000 square meters and 2,500 shelves it is one of Sweden's largest university libraries. It is open to the public but is mainly aimed at students and teachers at the university.
Interior, rooms and floorplan
The Hurricane consists of six buildings, A to F, that are built with five courtyards in between. The building has five floors. The largest premises on the Hurricane are the hall for 400 people, lecture room for 200 people, school room for 100 people and sports room for 100 people. To make it easy to orient itself it is clearly marked with hosue letter, A to F, followed by the room number where the first digit represents the floor. On level 1, entrance floor, you find the AUDITORIUMS and the restaurant. Level 2-5 contains: TEACHING and STUDENT areas as well as the PERSONNEL departments and their areas.
There are two auditoriums at Orkanen, one takes 400p and one takes 200p. All auditoriums are equipped with computers, an available laptop connection, projector, speaker and sound system and wireless microphones.
The classrooms are in sizes from 40 to 80 people and all have an available laptop connection, projector and whiteboard. Grouprooms are from 8 to 20 people and some of them are equipped with an available laptop connection, projector and whiteboard. The conference service includes full service, on-site staff and AV-technician.