The Swedes Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård Hansson founded their studio in Stockholm in 1999 with the ambition of presenting their work as an experimental alternative to conventional Swedish architecture. Their interventions cover different areas that go from furniture design to the construction of buildings and urban planning. Among their most noteworthy proposals is the Kalmar Museum of Contemporary Art, which was the result of an international competition held in 2005 and was recently inaugurated. Located in the city’s main park and next to a restaurant – designed by the modernist Swedish architect Sven-Ivar Lind –, the new building has been drawn up as a four-story black cube enclosed with large wood panels and drilled with large openings. The museum contains the city’s modern art collection, a public library, offices, permanent exhibition halls and workshops. The main hall, known as the White Box, opens up completely to the landscape by way of a large window that brings the views of the old Renaissance city into the building...
Municipality of Kalmar
Bolle Tham, Martin Videgård Hansson
Lukas Thiel, Tove Belfrage, Erik Wåhlström, Johan Björkholm, Göran Olsson
WSP (estructura structural engineering); Sweco Theorells (instalaciones mechanical engineering); Elektrisk Byrå (electricidad electricity); Ingemansson Technology (acústica acoustics); Outside Kalmar (paisaje landscape)
Åke E:son Lindman