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Photos Released of Snøhetta's Recently Completed MAX IV Laboratory Landscape

12:00 - 14 August, 2016
Photos Released of Snøhetta's Recently Completed MAX IV Laboratory Landscape, © Mikal Schlosser
© Mikal Schlosser

Snøhetta has released new images of their MAX IV Laboratory Landscape Design as it opens in Lund, Sweden. Winning the commission for the project in 2011, Snøhetta’s design transformed 47-acres (19 hectares) of formerly agricultural lands northeast of the city into an undulating earthwork aimed at “creating a functional landscape solution for the high-performance synchrotron radiation laboratory MAX IV.”

© Mikal Schlosser © Mikal Schlosser © Mikal Schlosser © Mikal Schlosser +22

Three Nordic Refractions: After Belonging Agency Discuss the Theme of the 2016 Oslo Trienniale

04:00 - 12 August, 2016

In May 2016, the After Belonging Agency discussed the theme of the forthcoming Oslo Architecture Triennale—entitled After Belonging: a Triennale In-Residence, On Residence, and the Ways We Stay In-Transit—as part of In Therapy, the exhibition of the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The hour-long discussion, which also includes presentations by Shumi Bose and Füsun Türetken, begins with an in-depth description of how the Triennale intends to focus on the future challenges of migration by investigating how cities and architecture can react to large groups of people moving and resettling.

Sjöjungfrun / Juul Frost Architects

13:00 - 3 August, 2016
Sjöjungfrun / Juul Frost Architects, © Felix Gerlach
© Felix Gerlach

© Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach +11

Power to the People / Street Monkey Architects

11:00 - 1 August, 2016
Power to the People / Street Monkey Architects, © Mattias Hamrén Photography
© Mattias Hamrén Photography

© Mattias Hamrén Photography © Mattias Hamrén Photography © Mattias Hamrén Photography © Mattias Hamrén Photography +16

The South Entrance / Tengbom

03:00 - 20 July, 2016
The South Entrance  / Tengbom, © Felix Gerlach
© Felix Gerlach

© Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Tengbom
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Team of Young Architects Propose "House of Opportunity" for Cultural Center in Skellefteå, Sweden

06:00 - 18 July, 2016
Team of Young Architects Propose "House of Opportunity" for Cultural Center in Skellefteå, Sweden, Exterior Perspective. Visualization by Sang Yeun Lee. Image Courtesy of Hanna Johansson, Juras Lasovsky and Filip Lipinski
Exterior Perspective. Visualization by Sang Yeun Lee. Image Courtesy of Hanna Johansson, Juras Lasovsky and Filip Lipinski

A team of three young architects based in Copenhagen has unveiled their proposal for a new cultural center in Skellefteå, Sweden. The Möjligheternas Hus (House of Opportunity) extends the existing city grid with new "culture streets" at ground level, giving rise to a thriving central "living room" of arts, hospitality, and culture. The design was developed as part of an open competition, in which the first-time collaborators placed second against a pool of established international practices.

Villa Sunnano / Murman Arkitekter

02:00 - 18 July, 2016
Villa Sunnano  / Murman Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sunnanö, Sweden
  • Design Team

    Hans Murman, Truls Håkansson, Per Sjöberg, Mattias Sköldborg, Anna Wallerstedt Öberg, Helena Ljungberg, Tuva Berg
  • Area

    322.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Dreem Arkitekter's Mixed-Use Plan Includes Stockholm's Tallest Tower

14:10 - 7 July, 2016
Dreem Arkitekter's Mixed-Use Plan Includes Stockholm's Tallest Tower, © Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB
© Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB

Dreem Arkitekter have been announced as the co-winners of a competition to design a new urban plan for a three block area in the Stockholm neighborhood of Kista. The project will include a large mixed-use complex consisting of residential, commercial and active public spaces, and is anchored into the neighborhood through a cornerstone residential tower. Together with joint winner ÅWL, the offices will finalize the project this fall.

© Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB © Dreem Arkitekter © Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB © Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB +10

Kjellander + Sjöberg's Winning Design Provides Sustainable Urban Living in Malmö, Sweden

06:00 - 28 June, 2016
Kjellander + Sjöberg's Winning Design Provides Sustainable Urban Living in Malmö, Sweden, "It Takes a Block" Proposal. Image Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg
"It Takes a Block" Proposal. Image Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg

Stockholm-based firm Kjellander + Sjöberg (K+S) won the Swedish division of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge 2016 with their vision to transform Sege Park, Malmö into a socially sustainable residential hub. Their project "It Takes a Block" uses climate-smart and economically varied housing models to test architecture's capability to foster sustainable living. The proposal was developed in association with students from Lund University and Danish landscape architecture firms BOGL and Sted.

Video: Ascend the Ziggurat in the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 27 June, 2016

In this film, Jesús Granada visits the Nordic Pavilion, “In Therapy”, at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The video presents a series of measured stills in 4K resolution which introduce the central installation of the exhibition—a stepped pyramid, or ziggurat—and its series of reflective "rooms without walls." The pavilion itself, which was completed in 1969, was designed by Sverre Fehn to partially reflect and concretize certain ideas about Nordic society and its architecture – including a sense of openness. This year, therefore, the pavilion has been orchestrated as an extension of the public space of the Giardini.

King of Sweden Publicly Expresses Concern Over Chipperfield's Nobel Center Plans for Stockholm

04:00 - 15 June, 2016
King of Sweden Publicly Expresses Concern Over Chipperfield's Nobel Center Plans for Stockholm, Revised Design (view from the street). Image © David Chipperfield Architects
Revised Design (view from the street). Image © David Chipperfield Architects

Earlier this month The Guardian reported that the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustav, has denounced David Chipperfield's designs for Stockholm's new Nobel Center (Nobelhuset) in the Dagens Nyheter (DN), a national Swedish newspaper, as both too volumetrically large and badly sited. The practice's initial proposal, which was lauded by the awarding jury for its “lightness and openness,” is a glass and stone structure which attempts to “convey dignity” and embody the ideals of the Nobel Prize.

C.F. Møller's Proposal for the Örebro Timber Town Blurs the Line Between City and Nature

12:00 - 11 June, 2016
C.F. Møller's Proposal for the Örebro Timber Town Blurs the Line Between City and Nature, Courtesy of C.F. Møller
Courtesy of C.F. Møller

C.F. Møller Architects and C.F. Møller Landscape, in association with Slättö Förvaltning, have won the competition to design a new residential quarter in Örebro, Sweden. Their design, the Örnsro Trästad - Swedish for “Timber Town” - focuses on the organic integration of new urban development with nature, spotlighting sustainability in both construction and urban planning. The competition, run by the Örebro Municipality and the Swedish Association of Architects, sought a visionary design and an “extraordinary urban quarter” to act as a new social landmark within the city.

White Arkitekter Designs Nordic Region's Tallest Timber Building for Skellefteå Cultural Center

14:00 - 9 June, 2016
White Arkitekter Designs Nordic Region's Tallest Timber Building for Skellefteå Cultural Center, Courtesy of White Arkitekter
Courtesy of White Arkitekter

White Arkitekter has been announced as the winners of an international design competition for a hotel and cultural center in the city of SkellefteåSweden. Selected from over 55 entries from ten countries, the winning proposal "Sida vid sida" (Side-by-side) calls for a 19-story timber structure containing a concert hall, museum, art gallery, city library and a four-star hotel. The new building will be the tallest wood-framed building in the Nordic region.

Villa Kristina / Wingardhs

03:00 - 8 June, 2016
© James Silverman
© James Silverman

© James Silverman © James Silverman © James Silverman © James Silverman +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Architect

    Wingårdh Arkitektkontor, Gert and Karin Wingårdh
  • Area

    182.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall / Tengbom

05:00 - 5 June, 2016
© Felix Gerlach
© Felix Gerlach

© Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach © Felix Gerlach +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Team

    Mark Humphreys, Johan Cederlöf and Karin Löfgren
  • Client

    Stockholm City Real Estate Department
  • Area

    1970.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Cirkus, Scandiascenen / White Arkitekter

02:00 - 4 June, 2016
© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Djurgårdsslätten 43, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lead Architect

    Anders Arfvidsson
  • Design competition

    Anders Arfvidsson, Per-Mats Nilsson, Håkan Langseth
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

In Therapy: Inside the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:15 - 31 May, 2016
In Therapy: Inside the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, The central installation (the pyramid) is encloses, but does not hide, the three remaining original trees inside the pavilion. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
The central installation (the pyramid) is encloses, but does not hide, the three remaining original trees inside the pavilion. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

You are part of another’s shadow.
—Sverre Fehn in conversation with Per Olaf Fjeld

A central impetus for this exhibition is to acknowledge the presence of the ‘ghosts’ of Nordic architecture – those architects, theorists and educators—the most famous of which are often described as ‘Modern Masters’—who continue to exert influence on contemporary practice and pedagogy. Indeed, one of the most prominent of these gures, the Norwegian Sverre Fehn, designed the Nordic Pavilion. This exhibition addresses a common challenge faced by Finns, Norwegians and Swedes today: how can a building (or an exhibition, in this instance) exist in a dialogue with its setting when that setting is so charged? For us, this ties into a broader question: how can architecture occupy a legacy while still making progress?

The pyramid, built from Swedish pine, represents an inhabitable installation – an urban artefact in a very public pavilion. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Intimate "Rooms Without Walls" sit next to the main installation. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu The pyramid is a "discourse machine," designed to allow people to critically discuss the issues at the heart of the exhibition in an open air environment. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu The pyramid exists in dialogue with the building. Here, it's relationship with the existing staircase is made apparent. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu +42

SOM + Entasis Unveil New Views of Karlatornet in Gothenburg

12:00 - 30 May, 2016
SOM + Entasis Unveil New Views of Karlatornet in Gothenburg, Courtesy of Tomorrow
Courtesy of Tomorrow

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), in collaboration with Entasis Arkitekter, has released new images of Karlatornet, a 230-meter tower project in Gothenburg, Sweden. Selected by jury in 2014, the tower is scheduled for completion in 2019, and will be Sweden’s tallest building. The project is part of Lindholmen, a new district being built adjacent to the city’s harbor. The full plan – ten blocks of office, retail, and residential space – is slated for completion in 2021, to coincide with Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary.

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