Location: Östafors bruk, Näsum >>
Construction Year: 2021
Team: Axel Henriksson, Chalmers Göteborg
Linnea Carlerbäck, UMA Umeå Kerstin Malmqvist HDK Dals Långed,
Benjamin Roobol, UMA Umeå Sofie Taylor SLU Ultuna
Caretakers: Bromölla kommun
Welcome to campsite Split at Östafors!
Here at Östafors stream (Holjeån) the two hiking trails Skåneleden and Blekingeleden meet and create a popular resting place for hikers. A wooden foot-bridge leads the hiker over the stream to the open place with grass and meadow. The vegetation has inspired the design of the wind-shelter Split. Underneath the ash tree at Östafors campsite the wind-shelter playfully emerges from the grass and meadow. The ground has split open into two flaps creating a sheltered room underneath. The two flaps are depended on each other and together they create a wind-shelter with walls in tree directions. Split opens up towards the fireplace and the stream, to get the full experience of the stream. The dark glulam beam which carries the weight of the meadow was bent and glued by hand to create the right angul for the roof. The beams were burnt with the japanese technique shou sugi ban to imitate the soil’s natural colour. By burning the beams it becomes waterproof and resistant to insects which is important to create a long life for Split. The light oak pillars are in contrast with the dark earthy colours and hints of the human made inside. The floor rhythm continues up the wall and the roof to create a cohesive interior and combine the different elements. The roof is covered by meadow to melt in with the surrounding and give life to pollinating insects.
VISIT THE SITE
Take your car to Östafors bruk and turn to Sibbarpsvägen. Drive a few hundred meters and then park by the P. Walk the last distace and you’ll see Split
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ARCHITECTURE OF THE YEAR
In the year 2020 ARKNAT won the “Architecute of the Year” awards (Årets Arkitektur). The awards was handed out during the Swedish Design Awards by RUM in Stockholm.