We are happy to announce that we will be seeing more of Kiruna! We are once again going to northern Sweden and Kiruna‘s fabulous culture center. We are happy to further expand the collaboration with Peab on this project as we have been entrusted with delivering and installing a motorized retractable seating solution.
A little history
Kiruna is the northernmost town in Swedish Lappland. Kiruna municipality has, as of 2019, a population of about 23,028. The small but proud town is, amongst other things, famous for its huge iron ore mine that is slowly undermining the current town center. This has prompted a huge endeavor to move part of the city center about 3 km to the east to ensure a sustainable future for its inhabitants. The new culture center (and the already-finished city hall beside it) is part of a city transformation set to cost 355 million SEK (33,1 million EUR), a cost that Kiruna municipality will cover with money already received from the mining company, LKAB. The moving process is calculated to continue until the year 2100!
About the project
Tirsén & Aili architects together with Peab are building the facility. The construction of the building, which will be 10,300 square meters in size, started during the summer of 2018 and is scheduled for completion in 2020.
The building will contain a city library, art hall, youth’s house, cinema, theater, congress hall, restaurant, cafe, shops and smaller conference rooms that can also be used as lodges. There are also plans for a new upper secondary and elementary school in close proximity to the culture center.
We have been contracted to supply and install a motorized retractable seating solution from Audience Systems. The TX model is going to offer great flexibility and provide up to 130 seats. The chosen chair model is the Espace 628HB.
Installation begins in October 2020.
Project manager: Kim Ekblad, +46 72-552 18 19
(picture credit: Kiruna municipality and Tirsén & Aili architects)