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  7. Kalmar Museum of Art / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Kalmar Museum of Art / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

  • 01:00 - 13 February, 2009
Kalmar Museum of Art / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Kalmar Museum of Art / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kalmar, Sweden
  • Architects In Charge

    Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård
  • Collaborators

    Lukas Thiel (project architect) Tove Belfrage, Erik Wåhlström, Johan Bergholm
  • Client

    Municipality of Kalmar
  • Area

    1594.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The new Kalmar Museum of Art is the result of a winning proposal in the open international competition in 2004 and will be inaugurated in 2007. Situated in the City Park of the renaissance town of Kalmar, it will be added to a restaurant pavilion dating from the 1930s by Swedish modernist architect Sven-Ivar Lind.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

The new museum is a black four-level cube clad with large scale wooden panels punctuated by large glazed openings. It will house both the Kalmar collection of Modern Art as well as provide spaces for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art, videos, performances and concerts.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Almost domestic in its scale this museum still provides a variety of exhibition conditions. The two main spaces are the White Box where one side can open up completely to bring in the exterior of the park, and the top floor gallery that is lit by shed head light shafts doubling its ceiling height. In addition there is a public Art Library and open Workshops.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

One of the architectural main features is the open stair spiralling the full height of the building, starting from the new entrance lobby that interconnects between lake-side and park. It is a top lit space with all surfaces in exposed in situ cast concrete.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

The four floors, each different from the others, are stacked on top of each other and create a vertical walk up into the greenery of the trees with a series of different spacial experiences while offering views of the environs; the Kalmar Castle, the lake and the city centre.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Construction is in situ cast concrete, the big spans are made with ‘after tension' slabs. Interior finishes are exposed concrete, black stained plywood dorrs and panels, white painted walls and ceilings, natural ash.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

TVH has also designed some furniture; the green bock-tables, the hexagon tables in white ash and stell/carrara, the museum bench, library shelves.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Kalmar Museum of Art / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter" 13 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/12122/kalmar-museum-of-art-tham-videgard-hansson-arkitekter/> ISSN 0719-8884
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