Building and Tectonics Master´s Thesis 2020

Yize Zhao

Mapping of the art space in Gothenburg


Through investigation, it is hard to say Gothenburg lacks artistic atmosphere. Because all kinds of cultural activities and artist salons will be held and open to the public. However, after visiting most of the existing art spaces in Gothenburg, it turns out the combination of architecture and art activities is not satisfactory. As what can be seen from the mapping, independent art buildings are relatively scattered. The two buildings located in the center of the city, Röhsska Museum and Göteborgs Konsthall, operate in a traditional way and cannot become a daily place. The most space are artists’ small galleries on the street. However, even on the street, it does not enhance the communication between passers-by and arities. Artists cannot increase market attention and improve their living conditions through this way. The space for artists to communicate is also limited, relying on the existing space of art museums. Most of the art galleries are either old buildings or transformed from old buildings. Art activities and space cannot help each other.