Spira Performing Arts Center

by | 18. Oct 2012

Cultural | Feature


Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Spira Performing Arts Center contains four different performing arts venues; a main concert hall, a theater, a black box, and a café stage. The building is situated on an artificial peninsula jutting out into Lake Munksjön, in the center of downtown Jönköping.

Striped vertically in opaque bands of white and orange, with transparent bands of clear orange and yellow-tinted glass; the color of molten glass as it leaves the furnaces.

Spira, Wingårdhs Jönköping 11-2011. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

In celebration of Sweden’s glassmaking region the elevations are striped vertically in opaque bands of white and orange, with transparent bands of clear orange and yellow-tinted glass; the color of molten glass as it leaves the furnaces.

Spira, Wingårdhs Jönköping 11-2011. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

The four main halls are strung together along the foyer that opens to the west and the sun as it sets over the lake. Workshops for everyday activities are located to the east. The interior is finished in warm wood, with the concert hall wrapped in wood beneath a starry night sky.

Spira, Wingårdhs Jönköping 11-2011. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Spira, Wingårdhs Jönköping 11-2011. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Spira, Wingårdhs Jönköping 11-2011. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Spira, Wingårdhs Jönköping 11-2011. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Spira, Wingårdhs Jönköping 11-2011. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Spira, Wingårdhs Jönköping 11-2011. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Glass artist Ingegerd Råman designed the lobby’s pendant  lamps “Ouattro 117” – a reference to the many etched surfaces that diffuse its light.

Spira, Wingårdhs Jönköping 11-2011. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Artist Milo Lavén designed an outdoor art installation, the “Soundflower,” that reacts to the footsteps in its proximity by emitting light and sound.

Photo: Ulf Celander

Another new public building will eventually be located next to Spira on the east side.

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