We will be seeing even more of Kiruna! We are once again going to northern Sweden and Kiruna‘s fabulous new culture center. As we continue our collaboration with Peab, we have been entrusted with delivering and installing a motorized lifting table for the sub-stage machinery in the basement.
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 lifting table with a weight capacity of 200kg and a lifting height of 2,7m. The installation will be fitted in the sub-stage basement and used for transporting goods up through the floor of the main stage.
Delivery and installation is planned for March 2021.
Project manager: Kim Ekblad, +46 72-552 18 19
(picture credit: Kiruna municipality and Tirsén & Aili architects)