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  7. Domkyrkoforum / Carmen Izquierdo

Domkyrkoforum / Carmen Izquierdo

  • 01:00 - 4 April, 2012
Domkyrkoforum / Carmen Izquierdo
Domkyrkoforum / Carmen Izquierdo, © Lindman Photography
© Lindman Photography

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Domkyrkoplan, Lund, Sweden
  • Collaborating Architects

    Andreas Hermansson, Erik Törnkvist, Isabel Gonzaga, Malin Belfrage
  • Project Managers

    Carmen Izquierdo& Andreas Hiller
  • Client

    Domkyrkrådet i Lund
  • New Building Size

    1,617 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Domkyrkoforum - Cathedral Forum

The site of the new cathedral forum is central Lund, in direct connectionto the cathedral itself. On the site is situated the existing "Arken" house, which is a building of historical value. The new building aim stoint egrate itself in the urbanfabric in a natural way, by adaptingto the scale and lines of the surrounding cityscape. At the same timeour vision has been to create a contemporary building that adds a new layer to the many historic layers that characterize the urban environment of central Lund.

© Lindman Photography
© Lindman Photography

The shape of the building creates new adjacent public spaces: The entrance plaza towards Kyrkogatan street, the entrance passage facing the cathedral, and a triangular square towards Kungsgatan street. In addition to the welcoming exterior spaces an internal atrium is created, as well as an interior courtyard, shaped by the existing and the new building.

© Lindman Photography
© Lindman Photography

The central public space in the building is the entrance hall that is reached from both entrances. The entrance hall is formed as a meeting space; a general and generous which can hold various activities like reception, exhibitions and a cafe. A two-storey atrium allows daylight to enter from above, while visually integrating the public spaces with the congregational facilities on the second storey.

© Lindman Photography
© Lindman Photography

The auditorium is conceived as a unique space, with its skylight pointing up towards the cathedral towers. The exterior is a simple yet characteristic volumes, its lines playing with the surrounding buildings. Towards Kyrkogatan street the rooflines of the Arken house are continued over the entrance plaza.

© Lindman Photography
© Lindman Photography

Towards the cathedral the entrance is signaled by the characteristic skylight. The facade of the building is madeof a brass alloy, a natural material that ages with a rich and living texture, allowing the building to age into its surroundings; at the inauguration it shimmers like gold, but in a couple of years it will have oxidized into a deep and matte bronze color.

axonometric
axonometric

The interior of the building is cast in concrete with form of wooden boards. The massive and heavy character of the material is balanced by the play of light in the interior spaces.

© Lindman Photography
© Lindman Photography
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Domkyrkoforum / Carmen Izquierdo" 04 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/222677/domkyrkoforum-carmen-izquierdo/>
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29 Comments

Miguel · May 23, 2014

Una arquitectura destinada a no durar. A diferencia de la de otros de los edificios más modestos de la plaza.

S. DE MOLINA · April 12, 2012

How difficult is to maintain today, with that energy and its own voice, a discourse in which the relationship of architecture, materials and site are displayed as sensitive and accurate.

congratulations

Steven Dornbusch · April 07, 2012

"The new building aim stoint egrate itself in the urbanfabric in a natural way, by adaptingto.." I don't feel "stoint egrated adaptingto" the commentary.

NChristensen · April 06, 2012

Funny how E:son has managed to minimize the impact of the ugliest and most unnecessary roof in the town... I have no idea what that golden slab does there... other than the symbolic, almost kitsch value of the traditional saddle roof.

Other than that - awesome that this gets built within such an old city center.

erasmus · April 06, 2012

These site had four fantastic huge old trees which could have been preserved and they were cut. In my opinion the architects failed tremendously.

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Quietstorm · April 04, 2012

I love that the building is a standout among the rest of the old ones but NOT a sore thumb that sticks out due to the use of colors and materials.

Quietstorm · April 04, 2012

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