Naturum Laponia, a visitors center in Laponia, Sweden, was a competition entry designed by Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter last year. A naturum is a visitor centre with activities and exhibitions, located in connection with several of Sweden’s national parks and nature reserves.
More images and architect’s description after the break.
Swedish architects Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter have done some interesting projects lately. So to finish this week’s Round Up, we bring you previously featured works from them, including an interesting concept for a camouflaged hotel and their ORDOS.
Architects: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China Design year: 2008 Construction year: 2009Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, ChinaConstructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox
The starting point of this proposal is a vertical experience as a complement to the horizontal condition of the Ordos plateau, a new topography that can take full advantage of its surroundings. The house starts with the pool at lower garden level and reaches up to the top roof terrace open to the sky. Interior spaces follow the movement, a rising spiral around the structural core, the stairs. As a result the program is distributed on a series of interior terraces that are interconnected visually yet offering seclusion and differentiating space in the section.