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Clay Landscape


Klas Ruin Ola Broms Wessel Spridd

This object will be presented at the TACK Conference in the object session SITE, 20 June 2023 between 09:30 – 11:15 (CEST) at ETH Zürich (Auditorium HPV G5).

This 1:1000 landscape model made from clay shows the site of a prominent 12th century church and graveyard located between two housing areas, Tensta and Rinkeby, built during the 1960´s as part of the Million Programme in Stockholm, where we are currently adding a wall of housing combined with an assembly hall, 100 metres long. In our practice we have used this kind of clay model for numerous projects over the years.

Collecting these models, we have built our own growing landscape of models in the office. We enjoy the reference to John Soane’s house museum in London and his mode of producing imaginative collage paintings, representing the totality of his work as an autonomous place of culture production.

Klas Ruin and Ola Broms Wessel founded Spridd in 2005. Spridd is one of Sweden’s most innovative offices with success in competitions, research, debates and completed projects. Spridd is nominated for the Kasper Salin prize, best building of the year 2023, for the transformation of St Pauls church in Stockholm.