Woodlife Sweden | Meet the Architects: Sara Kulturhus, Skellefteå

Sara Cultural Center is one of the tallest wood buildings in the world, currently being erected and opening to the public in 2021. Join the virtual seminar during Archtober! Breakfast in New York or Fika in Stockholm.

Visit the worksite and see the construction of Sara Cultural Center in Skellefte√• ‚ÄĒ a new site being built in the heart of the city. The building will, when opening to the public in 2021, contain two theatres, an art center, a library, and many public spaces for people to meet. The cultural center will become a melting pot for ideas and cultural exchange. It will be used by local associations as well as for international congresses ‚ÄĒ and for everything in between. It will host studios for local bands, as well as concerts with symphony orchestras from all over the world.


Functioning as the common ‚Äúliving room‚ÄĚ of the city, the cultural center is sustainable in many ways other than using a renewable material. The building will act as a carbon sink, but also as inspiration, and to drive local development and innovation on many levels. The architects will guide you through its technical innovations and the implementation of their vision of a sustainable city development.


Oskar Norelius and Robert Schmitz, Lead Architects SAR/MSA, Sara Cultural Center, Partners at White arkitekter
Monica von Schmalensee, Architect SAR/MSA, MDA, Senior Advisor at White arkitekter
Moderator: Mark Isitt, Journalist and Arcitecture critic

Register here or send an email to woodlifesweden@si.se.
Make sure to write “Sara” in the subject line. We look forward to meet you!
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Don¬īt miss our other program during Archtober
October 21, 2020 Woodlife Sweden | Meet the Architects: Trikåfabriken, Stockholm
October 23, 2020 Woodlife Sweden | Meet the Architects: Strandparken, Sundbyberg

Woodlife Sweden | Meet the Architects is organised by the Swedish Institute, Architects Sweden, Consulate General of Sweden in New York, Swedish Wood, Swedish Forest Industry and the Swedish Design Movement.

Jenny Bergström Bonmot

Oskar Röhlander