Spira / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

  • 08 Nov 2012
  • Cultural Selected Works
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Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Location: ,
Interior: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB genom Helena Toresson, Sara Helder (formgivare), Viktor Alm, Björn Nilsson & Anna Nyborg Lafveskans (medverkande)
Client: Landstingsfastigheter i Jönköpings län
Contractor: PEAB
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB 

Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Spira performing arts center, Jönköping, Sweden. First prize in an invited competition 2007, completed 2011.

Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Spira lies on a man-made peninsula in Lake Munksjön, right in downtown Jönköping, Sweden. The foyer meanders along a façade that overlooks the lake. After opening big, the space is soon quelled by stairs that lead to the upper seating. Beyond this constriction, the foyer takes on a more intimate character.

Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

The cool, austere glass façades are bound together by warm bands of orange. The warm light mingles with the din of people coming up from the coat check. The doors of expectation beckon in bright colors. On the multiple stages beyond them, life is once again about to rise to a crescendo.


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Cite: "Spira / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB" 08 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=289844>
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