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Elding Oscarson

CULTURAL CENTER . Höganäs

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Elding Oscarson

Höganäs is a charming town in southern Sweden facing the sea. The proposal shows how the existing library could be transformed into a new cultural center, simply by developing the building. The library currently rents space in a housing block, hence one of the great challenges of the proposal was to find a sustainable owner structure and a clearly public character. Architecturally, the approach consists of two parts: a radical transformation of the existing structure, as well as placing a large new volume on top. The proposal is handling the existing 60’s housing block in a resolute manner: opening up entirely towards the square, recomposing the apertures of its façade to reach a public character, and cutting out large slab openings between floors. The new building on top compliments the scheme with all that the existing building can never provide – generous and varied floor heights, views, transparency, brightness, and spaciousness. In Höganäs, the culture is rising to get in touch with the surrounding town, landscape and sea. Continue reading Elding Oscarson