Flyinge Riding School, nominated in 2008

Flyinge Riding School was
completed in 2005 and shows that even a large hall that uses
modern construction techniques can be built sympathetically in a historically
important environment. The large riding arena measures
40 x 80 metres, with glazed outer walls and a roof
comprising mass timber panels supported by beautiful steel
cross-stays and nodes. Combined with the walls of glazing,
the roof lanterns flood the arena with natural light. Flyinge Kungsgård is an equestrian
centre for breeding, research and training in Skåne,
southern Sweden. The stud farm in Flyinge dates back to the
mid-17th century and the estate has and the estate has a number of
19th-century buildings designed by the technically gifted architect
Fredrik Blom, who was inspired by the marine engineers
and carpenters at Karlskrona’s naval shipyard. Fredrik Blom’s pioneering interest in
prefabrication and industrial manufacturing is reflected
in Flyinge Riding School, which employs the modern equivalent. In many ways, Flyinge Riding School is a
milestone in Swedish wood building history, combining a clear vision with Sweden’s
cutting-edge expertise in wood construction. The technically most qualified
material suppliers were brought into the design
process early on and the frame contractor for the
mass timber components in the roof was sourced from Austria. Flyinge Riding School was designed by
AIX Arkitekter and nominated for the
Swedish Wood Award in 2008. Amongst its other Swedish accolades,
in 2006 Flyinge Riding School was named Building of the Year and nominated for the
urban planning award known as Samhällsbyggarpriset.

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