We sat down with Maria Orvesten, architect at White, to discuss the project as it breaks ground. Maria has worked on the project for some time now and Skellefteå just happens to be her hometown.
How does it feel now the project breaks ground?
– Fun and grand. It feels great that our work will start taking physical shape.
What makes this project special?
– There are many reasons for this project being special. It is a tall wood construction, which brings many challenges which White will be among the first in the industry to find a solution for. The fact that Skellefteå, which has a strong wood building tradition, is taking wood construction into an new era is also special. It is happening in my hometown, which of course makes it speical to me. The programme with its hotel, theatre, library and art gallery will generate synergies , which is exciting both for Skellefteå as a city and for the individual residen.