The project was part of a larger plan to renovate and upgrade Torvet, the town square as a whole. Our vision was to create a new, lively space focused on activity rather than form – a space bursting with people and life. The new stage is located in the southwest corner of the square in front of a shopping mall.
Perforated and Patinated Copper
The stage itself is multifunctional without any dedicated use and is dominated by the main attraction – the cylinder-shaped stage ‘loft’. With a skin consisting of perforated and patinated copper, the colour of the stage canopy changes throughout the day. Copper patina green during daytime, it transforms in the evening with light from the inner circle reflected throughout the screen. It is almost a living element, changing expression with the rhythm of the day.
The cylinder consists of three layers: the inner reflective surface is polished stainless steel with a random pyramid pattern, the middle screen is copper with clear lacquer to keep its natural colour over the years; finally, the outer skin is made of randomly hand-patinated green copper. The two copper layers are perforated for transparency in a random pattern of hexagons of varying sizes. Between the middle and inner layers there is multi-coloured LED lighting arranged in five height zones, facing inwards. And between the outer and middle layers, on top of the structure, LED wall-washers face downwards.