A distinctly local hub
A key strategy in the masterplan design for the new Kiruna is to reclaim and re-use materials and cultural artefacts from the former city. This is the same ethos that guides Ett Arkitekt Kontor. The name Ett Arkitekt Kontor was chosen to convey that this was an architecture studio, not the architecture studio – not a hub for architects, but for the people of Kiruna, possibly the first of many. Occupying a vacant store in the existing city centre, materials and furniture have been collected from different parts of Kiruna and reused to build the studio interiors, imbuing them with a distinctly local identity.