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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Natural Laponia in Lappland, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

June 21st, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter


Visitors centre for Laponia world heritage area, Sweden

The building rises from the ground into a distinct silhouette that let the visitor centre both stand out and connect to the vast north Swedish mountain area. Construction is inspired by the use of natural and recyclable materials that the Sami people have developed for their nomadic life. The interior consist of a series of spaces under the undulating ceiling, opening up to the view of the hilly landscape and the Stuor Muorkke water falls.

Sunset View

  • Architect: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Name of Project: Natural Laponia
  • Location: Stour Muorkke / Stora sjöfallet, Lappland, Sweden
  • Chief architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
  • Client: Naturvårdsverket and Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län
  • Dates: Project 2009
  • Area: 900 sqm + landscape.

A naturum is a visitor centre with activities and exhibitions, located in connection with several of Sweden’s national parks and nature reserves.


Exteriör in winter

Interiör of Cafe

Interiör of Hörsal

Interiör of Utställning




Site plan

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