Premiere of the exhibition “A Heart of Wood”

This weekend our exhibition “A Heart of Wood” opens at Aedes Architektforum in Berlin. In the exhibition we share our knowledge and experiences from the design process of Sara Kulturhus – from vision to completion.

Sara Kulturhus is a mixed-use development that consists of a high-rise 20-storey hotel as well as a low-rise cultural centre. The exhibition “A Heart of Wood” not only provides insights into the innovative construction process, but also introduces the many social and cultural uses of this giant timber building.

The project turned from vision to reality in only five years. The exhibition follows the development from competition through production to the final result. And most of all: the installation is built from the same tree as the building.
Oskar Norelius and Robert Schmitz, Lead Architects

Using drawings, models, photographs, and films, the themes are presented on expansive wooden walls. In total, 15 CLT elements built from 2.7 tonnes of wood have been used in the installation. The exhibition also includes an outdoor installation in front of the gallery, where we have created an inclusive meeting place where people can come together to talk, sit down, and share knowledge and ideas.

– It is very valuable for us to exhibit our work at Aedes Berlin with its huge international network. We are simply reaching further with our ambition to share knowledge and lessons learned from this groundbreaking project while strengthening our presence in Germany where we have the ambition to build a strong climate-neutral portfolio, says Max Zinnecker, Architect and Project Manager for the exhibition.

The exhibition will run from 18 September to 11 November at Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18-19 in Berlin. Welcome to visit!

Last but not least, we would like to thank our sponsors, whose various contributions made this exhibition possible: Sara Kulturhus, Visit Sweden, Visit Skellefteå, Skellefteå kommun, Holmen, Frapont and Nola.

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