This Kulturmuseet or Cultural Centre situated in Tullinge, a suburb of Stockholm, is a container that aims to reactivate the social life of a highly fragmented urban setting, the result of 1960s and ’70s development in the region that led to areas lacking any central focus. Hence, the new building is a good opportunity to take action in relation to this lack of urban structure.
To begin with, the design’s response needed to be clear and categorical regarding its iconographic appearance, to be capable of assimilating future situations within a context undergoing constant change, so that ultimately it can become a cultural and public element.
To achieve this, the programme is compacted to the maximum and organized by levels, which allows public space to be freed up while achieving the entity and scale necessary to turn the centre into a landmark.
The ground floor, which is a continuation of the square that the building faces, is transformed into a covered plaza, suitable for public events and social gatherings. The library, on an upper level, presents itself as an anatomical theatre of sorts.
International competition. Shortlisted.