CIAO formally opened 18 October 2018

The building, now close to being finished, is about 760 m2, located slightly north and above the current buildings at Karholl, in accordance to a confirmed area site plan, see here.

The building is three levels, built out of concrete and steel. The first floor is dedicated to Science Outreach, the second is laboratories and management, and the third for scientific equipment. See pictures and drawings below.

Research has started in the building as of October 2017.

The building and its surroundings are expected to be fully completed by latest fall 2018.

Further information on the project is provided by AO director Reinhard Reynisson, tel 464 0415 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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1st floor 2nd floor 3rd floor

Pictures from the construction of Kárhóll can be seen in the picture album.

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