In 2006 Fredrik Kjellgren and Joakim Kaminsky won the international architecture competition for a new dance hall in Falsterbro, Sweden. In the same year they also started their studio Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture.
The Mirage replaces a 1930´s dance hall, which was destroyed by fire 30th of May 2006.
Here the architects´ statement:
The façades of the building are clad in boards of graphite gray fibercement and mirror glass. The mirrors are placed in a pattern inspired by the wooden facade and windows of the old dance hall.
Much emphasis was put on designing spaces with extraordinary acoustic qualities. A custom made damping wall was designed in collaboration with an acoustic expert. The wall consists of a black acoustic felt covered by white wooden boards of various dimensions which creates strong graphical elements in the whole building. The wall has proven no more expensive than standard solutions.
The building is constructed with prefabricated concrete elements. This has not only proven an economically feasible solution, the heavy construction also helps keeping the noise inside, to the joy of worried neighbors living nearby.