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Spira Performing Arts Center
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

October 15, 2012 /

Jönköping, Sweden

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Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Spira Performing Arts Center contains four different performing arts venues; a main concert hall, a theater, a black box, and a café stage. The building is situated on an artificial peninsula jutting out into Lake Munksjön, in the center of downtown Jönköping.

Striped vertically in opaque bands of white and orange, with transparent bands of clear orange and yellow-tinted glass; the color of molten glass as it leaves the furnaces.

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Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

In celebration of Sweden's glassmaking region the elevations are striped vertically in opaque bands of white and orange, with transparent bands of clear orange and yellow-tinted glass; the color of molten glass as it leaves the furnaces.

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The four main halls are strung together along the foyer that opens to the west and the sun as it sets over the lake. Workshops for everyday activities are located to the east. The interior is finished in warm wood, with the concert hall wrapped in wood beneath a starry night sky.

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Glass artist Ingegerd Råman designed the lobby's pendant  lamps "Ouattro 117" - a reference to the many etched surfaces that diffuse its light.

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Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Artist Milo Lavén designed an outdoor art installation, the "Soundflower," that reacts to the footsteps in its proximity by emitting light and sound.

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Photo: Ulf Celander

Another new public building will eventually be located next to Spira on the east side.

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Facts about Spira Performing Arts Center

Total gross area:

ca 15,000 m2

Main Concert Hall seats: 910
Theater seats: 450
The Black Box seats: 200
Café Stage seats: 200

Design:
Gert Wingårdh
Jonas Edblad

Competition Team:

Ingrid Gunnarsson

Acoustics:

Akustikon, Norconsult AB

Stage equipment:

Teaterkonsult Hasselblad

Landscape:

Ramböll

Structure:

COWI

Electrical:

WSP Systems

Lighting:

WSP Ljusdesign

HVAC:

Sweco Systems

Contractor:

PEAB

Photographed by Åke E:son Lindman

Client:

Landstingsfastigheter
Jönköping County

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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