Social event in Malmö
Saturday morning, 10 a.m. – team members are standing under the clock at the Central Station. Despite the nice sunny spring days during the week, thick fog covered Copenhagen. We can only hope that it will fade away during the day. But the mood is very cheerful, one of the members who could not join for the trip, Salva, came by to bring us a cake – nice team spirit!
Around an hour later we arrive at the Malmö main station – the fog is still there, but everyone is chatting and enjoying the event anyway. Grabbing some coffee on the way we head to the Malmö Konsthall, one of the main museums of fine art of Malmö. Once in the exhibition, the team spreads around the museum space – everyone takes their own approach to perceive art. The two current exhibitions are both conceptually discovering and using the space, light and visual perception. The presented artists are Alexander Gutke, who works within the conceptual and minimalist tradition, and Tauba Auerbach, in whose work traditional distinctions between image, dimensionality and content collapse*. The experiences from the pieces at this exhibition are very interesting for the team to get inspiration for the interior design of FOLD.
After the exhibition we pass by the modern building of Malmö opera on our way to the city library designed by Henning Larsen Architects, one of the team sponsors. This library is referred to as “The calendar of light” and it is attached to the old library building “The castle”. It is an interesting example of using natural light in various ways, as well as the open spaces inside the building. We have lunch in the public space of the building, and then head to the Western Harbour, a modern city-front development on former brownfield land. This are a has become a attraction both for tourists and professionals because of its modern design and focus on sustainability – it is 100% powered by the locally produced renewable energy**. The skyscraper often referred to as the Turning Torso is one of the building in Sweden and the Nordic countries. This is a private residential building, so there is no public access.
Here the official part of the social event ends, but the team decides to stay together longer, so we go to the old town, which is colorfully decorated for Easter according to the tradition in Sweden. We decide to stay in a nice bar at one of the main squares and stay longer to get to know each other better outside the usual project meetings.
Team has been socializing and having fun the whole day, which certainly means the social event was a success!
… So when is the next one?
More pictures from this event are in our flickr gallery!