by Carmen Izquierdo

The site of the new cathedral forum is central Lund Sweden, in direct connection to the cathedral itself. On the site is situated the existing "Arken" house, which is a building of historical value.

The new building aims to integrate itself in the urban fabric in a natural way, by adapting to the scale and lines of the surrounding cityscape. The exterior is a simple yet characteristic volumes, its lines playing with the surrounding buildings.

The facade of the building is made of a brass alloy, a natural material that ages with a rich and living texture, allowing the building to age into its surroundings; at the inauguration it shimmers like gold, but in a couple of years it will have oxidized into a deep and matte bronze color.

Text by Carmen Izquierdo (From Dezeen)

Kim Høltermand © 2017.