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Proposals Unveiled for Nobel Prize’s New Home in Stockholm

BIG, OMA and SANAA are amongst 12 architectural heavyweights competing to design the Nobel Foundation’s new home in Blasieholmen, Stockholm. Currently in the competition’s first stage, the architects have submitted anonymous entries for jury review. 

Once complete, the building hopes to become one of Stockholm’s main attractions. It will not only serve as the Nobel Foundation's primary home, but also provide facilities for research and education, as well as public exhibition spaces, a conference center, library, cafe, shop and more.

Read on for the complete list of participating architects and a sneak peak of the proposed schemes.

The Architects:

  • Kim Herforth Nielsen – 3XN, Denmark
  • Bjarke Ingels and David Zahle – BIG, Denmark
  • David Chipperfield – David Chipperfield Architects, England/Germany
  • Johan Celsing – Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor, Sweden
  • Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal – Lacaton & Vassal Architectes, France
  • Lene Tranberg – Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter, Denmark
  • Marcel Meili and Markus Peter – Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten, Switzerland
  • Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon – OMA, Netherlands
  • Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa – SANAA, Japan
  • Kjetil Thorsen – Snøhetta, Norway
  • Gert Wingårdh – Wingårdhs arkitekter, Sweden

The Anonymous Proposals: 

Landing Seagulls

Landing Seagulls. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Landing Seagulls. Image © Nobelhuset AB

Nobelhuset

Nobelhuset. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Nobelhuset. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Nobelhuset. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Nobelhuset. Image © Nobelhuset AB

A P(a)lace to enjoy

A P(a)lace to enjoy. Image © Nobelhuset AB
A P(a)lace to enjoy. Image © Nobelhuset AB
A P(a)lace to enjoy. Image © Nobelhuset AB
A P(a)lace to enjoy. Image © Nobelhuset AB

Nobel Sphere

Nobel Sphere. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Nobel Sphere. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Nobel Sphere. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Nobel Sphere. Image © Nobelhuset AB

PRISM

PRISM. Image © Nobelhuset AB
PRISM. Image © Nobelhuset AB
PRISM. Image © Nobelhuset AB
PRISM. Image © Nobelhuset AB

“We believe in...”

“We believe in...”. Image © Nobelhuset AB
“We believe in...”. Image © Nobelhuset AB
“We believe in...”. Image © Nobelhuset AB
“We believe in...”. Image © Nobelhuset AB

The Space Between

The Space Between. Image © Nobelhuset AB
The Space Between. Image © Nobelhuset AB
The Space Between. Image © Nobelhuset AB
The Space Between. Image © Nobelhuset AB

Beyond 1210

Beyond 1210. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Beyond 1210. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Beyond 1210. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Beyond 1210. Image © Nobelhuset AB

Archipelago

Archipelago. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Archipelago. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Archipelago. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Archipelago. Image © Nobelhuset AB

Butterfly

Butterfly. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Butterfly. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Butterfly. Image © Nobelhuset AB
Butterfly. Image © Nobelhuset AB

A Room and a Half

A Room and a Half. Image © Nobelhuset AB
A Room and a Half. Image © Nobelhuset AB
A Room and a Half. Image © Nobelhuset AB
A Room and a Half. Image © Nobelhuset AB

The Jury:

  • Lars Heikensten, Ph.D. (Chairman), Executive Director, The Nobel Foundation
  • Olov Amelin, Ph.D., Museum Director, Nobel Museum
  • Lars Drangel, M.Sc.Eng., Ramsbury Property AB
  • Gunnar von Heijne, Ph.D., Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm University
  • Marika Hedin, Ph.D., Museum Director, Vasa Museum
  • Karolina Keyzer, Architect, SAR/MSA, City Architect of Stockholm
  • Anders Nylander, M.Sc.Eng., Former Managing Director, Atrium-Ljungberg
  • Harriet Wallberg, MD, Ph.D., Member of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet
  • Per Wästberg, Writer, Member of the Swedish Academy

A winner of the two-stage competition will be announced in 2014. Construction is expected to begin in 2015 with inauguration tenitively planned for December 2018.

Existing Site. Image © Jeppe Wikström
Existing Site. Image © Jeppe Wikström

Reference: nobelcenter.se, Bustler

Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "Proposals Unveiled for Nobel Prize’s New Home in Stockholm" 08 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/435558/proposals-unveiled-for-nobel-prize-s-new-home-in-stockholm/>