THE CATHEDRAL – AN INVENTOR’S WORKSHOP FOR AUDIOVISUAL DESIGN
SVERIGES ARKITEKTERS ARKITEKTURPRIS ÖSTERGÖTLAND 2014
nominated for the MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2015
The Cathedral is located on the boundary between technology and untouched reed land, Mjärdevi Science Park with its large-scale buildings, and the boundary area where grazing and reed land has been allowed to expand. The building’s location and design is a consequence of this context, the volume wedges itself into existing built environment and opens up onto the surrounding landscape.
The building’s sculptural form in rough tar paper, concrete and spruce plywood defines the workshop, where its essence manifests itself in the volume’s interior – the Cathedral. The materials of the building allow themselves to be transformed during the workshop’s process of development, they are let to change through the reworking and adding of layers. Their aging enhances the experience of the inner and outer rooms over time. This capacity for transformation makes the building durable and lasting.
Petra Gipp, Maria Videgård, Malin Heyman, Solmaz Beik, Jasmien Wouters
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman, Björn Sandlund