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Cultural Centre, Landvetter, Sweden

A new cultural centre in the Swedish town of Landvetter is conceived as a simple white box with a golden copper alloy crown, as its designers Fredblad Arkitekter explain. 

The building program included spaces for cultural activities including music, dance and drama classes, a public library and an auditorium for 150 people. The location right in the centre of Landvetter makes the building an urban hub and a key element of the design was to create a public meeting place for the citizens. The interior of the building is gathered around a bright atrium with circular skylights, a wide stair with seating and pine plywood cladding for walls and ceiling.

A culture centre should draw attention to itself – be festive and daring in its appearance. But it must also fit in and become a natural part of its context. The building’s design draws from the duality between the lower two floors and the top floor’s recessed volume set behind a roof garden. The white rendered base of the building brightens the space around it. Then, for the top floor, we needed a colourful and reflective material that would emphasize the angled façade and roof.

GOLDEN COPPER ALLOY

Here, the building sparkles with a faceted surface of golden copper alloy that gives a hint of the building’s exciting interior activities. The choice of metal had symbolic as well as architectural and practical reasons. Copper and its alloys are high-end materials with a certain civic status and feel, offering a good contrast to the simpler materials used for the interior and also referencing musical instruments made of brass. Some interior detailing is in brass, connecting it with the exterior copper alloy. The result is a new meeting place for the inhabitants of Landvetter - a simple white box with a golden copper alloy crown gleaming in the evening sun’s last rays.

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Building

Owner: 
Härryda Kommun
Completion date: 
2015
Country: 
Sweden
Zip code: 
43832
City: 
Landvetter
Street: 
Guldsmedsplatsen 1
Location: 

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Facades/panels
On roofs
Roofs
Type of building: 
Cultural
Copper used: 
Golden alloy
Estate: 
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Architect

Name, office: 
Fredblad Arkitekter

Copper contractors

Title: 
Hisingstads Bleck- och Plåtslageri AB
Address & description: 
Copper Product: Nordic Royal (Aurubis)

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