Klas Anshelm - Sweden
Malm÷ Konsthall
St Johannesgatan 7
1971 - 1973

The Konsthall Malm÷, inaugurated in 1975, was built according to a design by the Swedish architect and artist Klas Anshelm. This building is considered to be one of Klas Anshelm's most important designs, and received the Kasper Salin prize in 1974. The design for the municipal art gallery shows many of the signature elements of Klas Anshelm. The building is characterized by a simple plan form with only minor aberrations and the use of raw materials. These raw materials can be encountered in the concrete of the fašade and on the interior in form of the floors made of unfinished fir. The building provides a very flexible and bright exhibition area of 2 000 m▓. The natural light for the exhibition space enters through more than five hundred skylights. Later a cafÚ was added to the building,, which otherwise remains more or less unchanged. In 1994 the Konsthall Malm÷ was renovated and expanded into the adjacent brick building.