Spira Performing Arts Center
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
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.
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.
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.
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
Akustikon, Norconsult AB
Photographed by Åke E:son Lindman
Last updated: January 21, 2013