sandellsandberg clads swedish wildlife park building in playful red wooden drapes

sandellsandberg has built a new entrance building for eriksberg wild & nature, scandinavia’s largest wildlife park and nature reserve, located in blekinge, sweden. the stockholm-based office has drawn from the area’s building tradition, shaping the building like a barn, with large windows and a thatched roof, and cladding it in a unexpected façade of playful drapes.

sandellsandberg clads swedish wildlife park building in playful red wooden drapesall images by åke e:son lindman

 

 

the first completed structure in a series sandellsandberg has designed for the eriksberg wildlife park, the building is developed to relate to the character of the place and carry a modern design at the same time. shaped like a barn, the structure incorporates a thatched roof and a façade composed of red wood panels, designed as a series of playful drapes. the drapes have been added as a welcoming feature, consolidating the site’s identity. the building is designed as the entrance structure to eriksberg wild & nature, and includes also a farm shop, a café and an exhibition room.

 

‘I wanted to create a building that clearly associates with the building tradition that exists in blekinge,’ notes thomas sandell, ‘but if you look closer you will be surprised in a pleasurable way, a bit like eriksberg in general.’

sandellsandberg clads swedish wildlife park building in playful red wooden drapes

sandellsandberg clads swedish wildlife park building in playful red wooden drapessandellsandberg clads swedish wildlife park building in playful red wooden drapes

 

 

project info:

 

 

name: eriksberg wildlife park

architect: sandellsandberg

location: eriksberg, blekinge, sweden

sofia lekka angelopoulou I designboom

jul 19, 2019