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SPARK is a collaborative platform located in Malmö, Sweden with the purpose of strengthening the interface between architecture, art, research, and societal advancement through exhibitions and lectures. The aim is to promote artistic processes in architecture and urban development by activating intersections between art, architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture.


SPARK aims at exhibiting works that provokes critical discourse in current city building through explorative, experimental, trans- and interdisciplinary practices. SPARK collaborates with Lund University Department of Architectrue and the Built Environment, Architects Sweden Skåne, and Molekyl Gallery.


Current exhibition

Manthey Kula

3 projects

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2023/03/03 –2023/04/16

Opening 3 March 18-21


Manthey Kula works at the intersection of architecture, art, and landscape architecture. Their projects are characterized by distinctively sculptural qualities and special attention to site, form, construction and narrative. The work spans from ideal, explorative projects to public commissions.  Among recent projects are the National Memorial at Utøyakaia and the Collection exhibitions at the new Munch Museum in Oslo.


The exhibition presents a paper project, Tribunal for the Displaced (2012), which gives architectural substance to the question of the individual's role and responsibility in the global community, a built house, House on Hamburgö (2021), with a free span of almost thirty meters, and an ongoing commission, The mourning buildings (completion 2025), that are part of a German initiative investigating needs and possibilities at burial grounds for the ones left behind.


The three projects are presented in large models and small drawings.


The studio was founded in 2004 by architects Beate Hølmebakk and Per Tamsen. Hølmebakk is a graduate from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design where she now holds a professorship. Tamsen is a graduate from Lund University.


Manthey Kula’s work is widely published, represented in exhibitions, and acquired by international architecture collections. Their projects have been nominated for the EU Mies Award in 2009, 2011, 2018 and 2020. Recently both Hølmebakk and Tamsen received the Prince Eugene Medal for outstanding artistic achievement.

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