Kivik Art Centre, Sweden, Pavilion, Petra Gipp Arkitektur

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Swedish art pavilion : Kivik Art Centre Building

Contemporary Swedish Architecture – design by Petra Gipp Arkitektur

10 Aug 2010

Kivik Art Centre Pavilion

Refugium

Kivik Art Center Refugium

Design : Petra Gipp Arkitektur AB

Photographs: Gerry Johansson

A pale concrete structure is embedded in the lushness of a slope. Secretive, it does not immediately reveal itself to its visitor.

The entire form is gathered around a nave made out of massive wood; between wood and concrete, a passage and an inner space are spun. As a staircase carves its way through the volume, it ties the structure tighter together still, while it connects to the ground.

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The passage opens up into the inner space, where the wooden core forms a niche, a bench. The ceiling releases from the wall to reveal a thin slice of sky, a cut through which light trickles down and both rain and autumn leaves are allowed to be part of the space. The boundary between what is inside and what is outside is blurred.

The idea is to inflict as little damage as possible on the site, conceptually as well as visually. Foundation is laid in the back, which allows the structure to rise above the ground and leave a large part of the site untouched. The materials, wood and concrete, are allowed to age in the hope that over time, the experience of both space and place will further enhanced.

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Kivik Art Center – Refugium : Building Information

Architect: Petra Gipp Arkitektur AB
Collaborators: Petra Gipp, Maria Videgård and Kalle Hjalmarsson
Location: Kivik, Sweden
Client: Kivik Art Center, Sune Nordgren
Structural engineer: Bengt Nilsson, BN Konsult Lift % Transport AB
Contractor: Bengt Nilsson, BN Konsult Lift % Transport AB
Photographs: Gerry Johansson
Project year: 2010
Drawings : Petra Gipp Arkitektur AB

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