KS Shop 05: Transformation of architectural heritage

How could a culturally significant historical building be regenerated and given a new life?

The transformation of Gjuteriet is an ongoing project of KS, commissioned by Varvsstaden AB. The building was originally built in 1910 as a foundry for casting machine parts for Kockums’ ships and bridges. Nowadays it is one of the most prominent architectural heritage landmarks in Malmö. Its regeneration presents an opportunity to ask questions about how we approach historical industrial buildings and how could we create balance between preservation and adaptation to our time with different needs and conditions. How reusing the existing structures and buildings could lead to a more sustainable architecture with a reduced environmental impact.


KS Shop is our studio and workshop in Malmö, facing Engelbrektsgatan and the urban life outside. Its shopfront represents our way of inviting public to a meeting place and a gallery organizing talks and exhibitions of architecture and community. We want to broaden the dialogue, inspire, awaken creativity and generate new thoughts. We have created a well-known and respected concept for discussing topics which can contribute to city development, sustainability, community and good living conditions. Take part in our Think Tanks, Shop Talks and Work Shops. Take a seat on our community bench outside and watch people pass by or initiate a spontaneous dialogue.


Date and place:
8th Februari 2021
KS Shop
Engelbrektsgatan 7
211 33 Malmö

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the entire exhibition can be experienced through the shopfront. We ask everybody to keep a safe distance from other people and follow the latest recommendations.