petra gipp arkitektur: refugium at the kivik art center pavilion
petra gipp arkitektur: refugium at the kivik art center pavilion petra gipp arkitektur: refugium at the kivik art center pavilion
aug 14, 2010

petra gipp arkitektur: refugium at the kivik art center pavilion


‘refugium’ is a pale concrete structure embedded in the landscape of kivik, sweden. swedish firm petra gipp arkitektur was commissioned by the kivik art center to design the architectural sculpture that doubles as a small walk in cinema.

‘refugium’ kivik art center pavilion by petra gipp arkitektur photographs by gerry johansson all images courtesy petra gipp arkitektur



the entire form is gathered around a nave made out of massive wood; between wood and concrete there is a small inner passage. as a staircase carves its way through the volume, it ties the structure together and the passage opens up into the inner space, where the wooden core forms a niche – a bench. the ceiling opens to reveal a thin slice of sky. petra gipp’s idea was to inflict as little damage as possible on the site, conceptually as well as visually. the foundation is laid at the back, which allows the structure to rise above the ground and leave a large part of the site untouched.

photograph by gerry johansson

photograph by gerry johansson

photograph by gerry johansson


section view

section view

section view

section view

site plan

site plan


project info:


architect: petra gipp arkitektur collaborators: petra gipp, maria videgård and kalle hjalmarsson location: kivik, sweden client: kivik art center, sune nordgren structural engineer: bengt nilsson, bn konsult lift transport ab contractor: bengt nilsson, bn konsult lift transport photographs: gerry johanssonproject year: 2010

  • quite nice

    dfd says:
  • very nice work

    it reminds me to the beautiful pavillions of Insel Hombroich park in Germany

    Isabel says:

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