Sven-Harry’s Art Museum – Stockholm Building

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum Building, Stockholm Architecture, Sweden

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum, Sweden : Stockholm Building

New Swedish Building – design by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

10 Aug 2012

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum

Location: Stockholm, eastern Sweden

Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Sven-Harry’s

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum
photograph : Tord-Rickard Söderström

SVEN-HARRY’S (ART MUSEUM)

The vertical museum is a city type. In urban situations are collections connected by stairs, elevators and escalators. It is an effect of density, but also a way to create sequences in the exhibition with the natural boundaries of the building. The top and the ground floor do have a significant importance in every building; exhibitions emphasises these dynamics of access and secrecy. The section thru Sven-Harry’s with commercial activities on the ground floor, the collection in the penthouse and the art hall in the core of building follow this typology.

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum Building Sven-Harry’s Sven-Harry’s Building Sven-Harry’s Art Museum Stockholm
photographs : Tord-Rickard Söderström

The double functions of the building – housing and culture – work independently of each other, with separate entrances to Eastmanvägen. The ground floor houses galleries, a café and exhibition rooms. The exhibition spaces are placed in the basement and core, with housing in the perimeter on the upper floors. The building in crowned with a penthouse, where the Karlsson collection, primarily focused on Scandinavian 20th century art, will be placed in a mimicry of the interiors of his old mansion Ekholmsnäs.

The exterior of the building is cladded in a metal named Nordic Royal. The alloy is inert and do not darken when exposed to oxygen. This quality has made it able to use in gold-like coins and in even more rough conditions such as in engines and ships. It is a new material when it comes to architecture. For the producer Luvata in Finland, Sven-Harry’s became the first panels produced for an entire building. The copper alloy uses only 4–6% zinc, about as much aluminium and 0,3–1,5% tin, rolled to sheets of 1,4 mm solid metal. The yellow skin speaks with the tradition of ochre facades in Stockholm. More than a solitude monument, Sven-Harry’s wants to be just another building in the block. It is the content – the art – that connects the building to the public realm. The envelope is just an advertisement.

The program and disposition is a response to the plan for the area. It stated that a new building on the prominent location could be five stories tall plus a retracted top floor, mainly for housing but with a public content on the lower floors. The 40/60 proportion was transformed into a public ground, centre and top, which enabled a range of daylight in the exhibitions.

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum Building Sven-Harry’s Sven-Harry’s Building Sven-Harry’s Art Museum Stockholm
photographs : Tord-Rickard Söderström

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum – Building Information

Address: Eastmansvägen 10–12, Stockholm, Sweden
Client: Sven-Harry Karlsson
Contractor: Folkhem Produktion AB
Floors: 5 + penthouse
Gross area: 4,800 sqm
Year of construction: 2010-11

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum images / information from Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Wingårdh Arkitektkontor


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

Stockholm Architecture Tours

Another Stockholm building design by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB on e-architect:

K:fem department store
K:fem Sweden
photograph : Patrik Gunnar Helin
K:fem Sweden

Buildings by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor – Selection

Kuggen, Lindholmsplatsen, Göteborg, Sweden
Kuggen
photo : Åke E:son Lindman
Kuggen Gothenburg

The Snow Trap, Sweden
The Snow trap
image from Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
The Snow Trap

Swedish Architecture

Swedish Architecture – Selection

Campus Park Skara, southern Sweden
AART architects + Schonherr Landscape
Campus Park Skara
picture © AART architects / Schonherr Landscape

Skara Building

Archipelago House, Stockholm archipelago
Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Swedish house
photo : Åke E’son Lindman
Swedish house

Swedish Architects

Comments / photos for the Sven-Harry’s Art Museum Building page welcome

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum