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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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David Chipperfield Reveals New Renderings for Nobel Center in Stockholm

16:30 - 25 May, 2016
David Chipperfield Reveals New Renderings for Nobel Center in Stockholm, Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects
Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has made further refinements to the design for the Nobel Center in Stockholm. First revealed in October 2013, the project received harsh criticism for being an incongruous presence in the city’s historic center, which lead to a reduction in size amidst other changes in September of last year. Building on the 2015 revision, a more finalized version of the design has now been revealed in new exterior and interior renderings.

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MegaMind / Albert France-Lanord Architects

05:00 - 7 May, 2016
MegaMind / Albert France-Lanord Architects, © Ake E:son Lindman
© Ake E:son Lindman

© Ake E:son Lindman © Ake E:son Lindman © Ake E:son Lindman © Ake E:son Lindman +40

Snøhetta's MAX IV Laboratory Landscape Set to Open in June

12:05 - 22 April, 2016
Snøhetta's MAX IV Laboratory Landscape Set to Open in June, Courtesy of ABML4
Courtesy of ABML4

Snøhetta’s MAX IV Laboratory Landscape Design will open in June on the edge of Lund, Sweden. Selected for the project in 2011, Snøhetta’s design fills 47-acres (19 hectares) of formerly agricultural lands northeast of the city, and is the first project in a larger masterplan to transform the Brunnshög area into a “Science City.” The MAX IV national laboratory is a synchrotron facility with two electron storage rings, and is jointly operated by the Swedish Research Council and Lund University.

A Monolith In Zinc / Tengbom

13:00 - 19 April, 2016
A Monolith In Zinc  / Tengbom, Courtesy of Tengbom
Courtesy of Tengbom
  • Architects

  • Location

    Södra Ringgatan 23, 441 33 Alingsås, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Tengbom
  • Project Leader

    Marcus Zetterberg, Forsen Projekt AB
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tengbom

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Open Call: Design Competition for a Gate to Jarfalla Public Park

08:00 - 18 April, 2016
Open Call: Design Competition for a Gate to Jarfalla Public Park

This is a competition to design an entrance gate for Järfälla’s Public Park. The competition is aimed at young designers from the fields of architecture, design and social media.

Västra Kajen Housing / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

09:00 - 12 April, 2016
Västra Kajen Housing / Tham & Videgård 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 +13

AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion in Venice / Sverre Fehn

09:00 - 30 March, 2016
AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion in Venice / Sverre Fehn, The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman
The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman

Three were originally invited to draw up plans for a ‘Nordic’ pavilion: the Finnish partnership Reima and Raili Pietilä, Sverre Fehn from Norway, and the Swede, Klas Anshelm. Following the selection of Fehn’s proposal in 1959, Gotthard Johansson wrote in the Svenska Dagbladet of the project’s “stunning simplicity [...], without too many architectural overtones”[1] – a proposal for a space able to unite a triumvirate of nations under one (exceptional) roof.

The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman The Nordic Pavilion (Giardini, Venice). Image © Åke E:son Lindman +30

schmidt hammer lassen Designs Mixed-Use Development in Central Stockholm

06:00 - 15 March, 2016
schmidt hammer lassen Designs Mixed-Use Development in Central Stockholm, Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects
Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won the international competition to design a new mixed-use development in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden: Hästen 21. The new development will comprise retail, office and residential spaces, creating a “central artery” for the area with a strong visual presence adapted to the history and skyline of the existing city.