Type: Buildings with large spans
No. of storeys: 1
Year of production: 1996
Architect: Mattsson & Wik Arkitektkontor AB
Contractor: Kaj Lahtinen and Lars Björk at L & B Bygg, Upplands Väsby
Client: Annika Richert at the Swedish National Heritage Board
The museum has the feel of a summer house, sitting comfortably amongst the natural beauty of the reeded shoreline. A barn-like hall protects the collections, while protruding eaves provide cover for the visitors with their picnics. Posts, planks and boards are the building’s base components, accentuating the thinness and elegance of the uninsulated wooden structure. The broad, exposed roof structure brings together the space of the large hall, despite the dividing walls of the exhibition. High rooflights, cut from the roof with Japanese simplicity, emphasise the delicacy of the building, which is concealed behind the everyday look of the façades.