Case study

Modular restaurant building replaced the old destroyed restaurant

On a quiet evening, the worst nightmare of every restaurateur happened in Sigtuna, Sweden – a fire broke out in the Kämpasten conference centre’s restaurant destroying the building completely.

Kämpasten is a conference centre for the Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education, just outside of Stockholm. The dining area and restaurant kitchen at Kämpasten restaurant were totally destroyed in the fire. Just one month before the start of the autumn term, the highly ranked leadership school was left with no way to run its business.

The school and its director, Margareta Axelsson, were suddenly forced to outsource a large number of conference facilities for all the booked and scheduled training courses.

Discussions got underway to find a solution. It was a matter of great urgency, and the school got in touch with Adapteo through Tengbom architectural firm.

The decision was made to erect a temporary restaurant building made up of modules with a lease period of 18 months, during which a new permanent solution could be constructed.

Beautiful scenery for the new modular restaurant

Kämpasten is located in Sigtuna beside Lake Mälaren in a park-like environment. The main building, course venues and the rows of hotel rooms are beautifully nestled among trees and greenery.

The restaurant, kitchen and lounge were erected from Adapteo’s latest module type, the C90, on a newly landscaped area. The building has two floors with a terrace and a large balcony overlooking the lake.

Operations will finally be up and running again, with the same high level of service and ‘Kämpasten spirit’ as before.

“We are so happy to be able to welcome back participants to Kämpasten, thanks to this unique, premium pavilion solution.”

Margareta Axelsson
Director Campus and Purchase, SSE Executive Education

A restaurant building with a premium feel

The restaurant has numerous customised solutions. The kitchen is a full-scale restaurant kitchen that can serve 100 guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The kitchen alone consists of 9 modules with premium Electrolux appliances, a refrigerator and freezer room, and everything else required by a professional kitchen.

“But the most spectacular aspect is the glass wall along the length facing the water – 36 metres of glass in total, virtually floor to ceiling.”

Ulf Sevborn
Project Developer, Adapteo

In addition to the dining hall and kitchen, there’s a new lounge area above the restaurant in which course participants can relax and socialise. Two fireplaces also contribute to the cosy atmosphere.

Building facts

Kämpasten restaurant building


  • 2 floors
  • Constructed from C90 modules
  • Lease period of 18 months
  • Professional kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, fireplaces, balcony, terrace