One purpose with the pavilion is to establish a spatial platform to initiate a cross-sectional exchange between individuals, companies and associations. As a temporary meeting place, the pavilion enables events to take place in various locations, so that knowledge about such themes as craft traditions, forest practices and minority cultures can be made available to a wider audience.
The pavilion’s forest inspiration and birchbark building material turn it into a spatial manifestation of a tall pine forest. The embracing and secure combination of the traditional natural materials acquires an openness and welcomes the visitor in to enjoy the space created by the light and airy structure of the pavilion’s wooden frame. The wooden construction is inspired by the structural elements and material choices manifested in the buildings, furniture and everyday objects of the traditional Finnish immigrant culture in the forests of central Sweden.
The pavilion was created by Pia Högman in close collaboration with Nadén Arkitektur och Snickeri, with funding from the National Swedish Handicraft Council and others.
The project concept is based on the interregional cultural project and artistic educational journey Falnande Språk – ur Finnskogen (Fading Language – from the Finn Forest), which was organized in the autumn of 2020 by Region Gävleborg in collaboration with a number of regional, local and Nordic actors.