New Project: Husby kulturhus, Stockholm

PSRIG has been chosen by Stockholm city’s cultural management to deliver and install the new lifting solution and control system for Husby kulturhus (Husby cultural center) in Stockholm, Sweden.

A little history
Kulturskolan Husby (the Cultural School in Husby) is part of an institution that offers people between the ages of 6-22 the opportunity to develop and express themselves through group courses in subjects such as music, theater, dance, circus, literature, art, and media. The department teaches on their own premises, such as in Husby, but also in the different schools around the city of Stockholm. They offer fully-equipped premises with stages, lighting and sound equipment as well as decor and costume inventory. They also offer workshops for painting and sculpturing, dance halls, studios, and music rooms.

About the project
Kulturskolan Husby is soon moving into new larger premises that are going to be called Husby kulturhus. The place will be shared with Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in an exciting collaboration intended to maximize the use of the stages in a smart way. During weekdays (Monday-Thursday) the premises will be used by the school and on the weekends (Friday-Sunday) the touring part of Stadsteatern called Kretsteatern will be able to receive audiences in the same halls.

– “We need really good stages for culture. The fact that the students of the cultural school can be housed in the same building as professionals can lead to a really big lift for the cultural life in Husby”, says Jonas Naddebo a representative of the Cultural Citizen Council in an interview with local newspaper Mitt i Stockholm.

The newly renovated premises will become part of the new Husby center together with the civic office, the library, and Berättarministeriet (a non-profit and non-partisan foundation working for child literacy and providing means to participate in society).

The operations in Husby are expected to reach an audience of approximately 3600 visitors per year. It is estimated that there will be up to 60 performances per year with a special focus on the younger audience.

PSRIG’s part
The installation will include our own modular FlexBeam and FlexRail solutions. We will install 11 FlexBeams each equipped with 2-speed GIS LP500 D8+ chain hoists and 45m of FlexRail curtain tracks complete with Molton coverings. Everything will be controlled by controllers from SRS Rigging. In addition, we will supply and install a motorized projection screen (5x4m) with a separate wireless control system.

Delivery and installation will start during January 2020.

Project manager: Kim Ekblad, +46 72-552 18 19

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