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  7. Cultural Center in Landvetter / Fredblad Arkitekter

Cultural Center in Landvetter / Fredblad Arkitekter

  • 02:00 - 17 October, 2015
Cultural Center in Landvetter / Fredblad Arkitekter
Cultural Center in Landvetter / Fredblad Arkitekter , © Per Kårehed
© Per Kårehed

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© Per Kårehed

Text description provided by the architects. Gothenburg-based architects Fredblad Arkitekter have designed a cultural center for the municipality of Härryda, near Landvetter Airport. The design is the result of a competition held in 2012 for a mixed-use building containing library, educational spaces for music and arts, as well as an auditorium.

© Per Kårehed
© Per Kårehed

“We wanted the building to reflect the duality of its content. On the one hand, the day-to-day use of community library and educational rooms require pragmatic and robust spaces. On the other, the auditorium hosts festive and enticing spectacles. This was represented in the design by a difference in both form and material between the first two floors and the roof volume.” –Per Uhlin, architect.

© Per Kårehed
© Per Kårehed
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Per Kårehed
© Per Kårehed

The building is situated in the town center of Landvetter, across the street from the bus hub and physically connected to an existing gymnasium from the 1970’s. The library stretches along the length of the ground floor façade and connects to the adjacent square. Main entrance from the north leads to a central three-floor atrium with dome skylights, connecting all functions while acting as an indoor square. The centerpiece of this space is a concrete staircase for spontaneous gatherings, while the walls are clad with pine plywood.

© Per Kårehed
© Per Kårehed

Exterior materials range from limestone on the entrance level façade, white render on the second floor, and brass sheets on the top floor and roof. The brass is a special alloy which contains aluminium together with copper and zinc. This ensures the golden color to last through the process of metal oxidation. Floor above level two is covered with sedum grass.

© Per Kårehed
© Per Kårehed

The Cultural Center was inaugurated in January 2015. Interior design is made by Fredblad Arkitekter and was finished in March 2015. 

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Cultural Center in Landvetter / Fredblad Arkitekter " 17 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775308/cultural-center-in-landvetter-fredblad-arkitekter/> ISSN 0719-8884
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兰德维特 文化中心 / Fredblad Arkitekter