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Quality Hotel Friends / Karolina Keyzer + Wingårdhs

01:00 - 29 September, 2014
Quality Hotel Friends / Karolina Keyzer + Wingårdhs, © Tord-Rickard Söderström
© Tord-Rickard Söderström

© Filip Mesko © Tord-Rickard Söderström © Tord-Rickard Söderström © Tord-Rickard Söderström +11

The New Crematorium, The Woodland Cemetery / Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor

01:00 - 22 September, 2014
© Ioana Marinescu
© Ioana Marinescu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sockenvägen 492, 122 33 Enskede, Sweden
  • Design Team

    Stefan Andersson, Göran Marklund, Elisabet Bernsveden, Sven Etzler, Eyvind Bergström, Ibb Berglund, Tommy Carlsson, Kristina Dalberg, Marcus Eliasson, Milo Lavén, Sabina Liew! Thomas Marcks, Anna Ryf, Carl Toråker, Carl Wärn
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Erik Hugoson © Ioana Marinescu © Ioana Marinescu © Ioana Marinescu +45

Combo Competitions: Emphasis On The Idea

01:00 - 17 September, 2014
Combo Competitions: Emphasis On The Idea, Courtesy of Combo Competitions
Courtesy of Combo Competitions

Combo Competitions, an organisation founded by Swedish, London based architect Per Linde, organises international idea competitions for architects, designers and students. With a gentle emphasis on the ideas presented in proposals, rather than aesthetics alone, their main driver is to promote design concepts "where everything comes together to form a whole that is larger than the sum of its parts."

With the increasing ease in producing "amazing renderings and images," underling concepts can often be lost - or hidden by - a seductive final image. Combo Competitions seeks to reverse this trend by rewarding an emphasis on "well advised concepts" alongside appearance and presentation. Their latest competition, entitled Hello Nature, invites participants to explore a way of re-introducing nature into people’s consciousness.

Find out more about the competition and hear from Per Linde after the break...

Happycheap House / Tommy Carlsson

01:00 - 31 August, 2014
Happycheap House / Tommy Carlsson, © Michael Perlmutter
© Michael Perlmutter

© Michael Perlmutter © Michael Perlmutter © Michael Perlmutter © Michael Perlmutter +12

Hunter's Hall / Bergersen Arkitekter

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Hunter's Hall / Bergersen Arkitekter, © Kjetil Nordø
© Kjetil Nordø

© Kjetil Nordø © Kjetil Nordø © Kjetil Nordø © Kjetil Nordø +13

Ferry Terminal / Marge Arkitekter

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Ferry Terminal / Marge Arkitekter, © Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin

© Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Södra Blasieholmshamnen 9, 111 48 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Area

    322.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Skyttelbron Bridge / Metro Arkitekter (Sweco Architects)

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
Skyttelbron Bridge / Metro Arkitekter (Sweco Architects), © Felix Gerlach
© Felix Gerlach

Courtesy of Rafael Palomo © Felix Gerlach Courtesy of Rafael Palomo © Felix Gerlach +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lund Centralstation, 222 21 Lund, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Rafael Palomo, Claes R Janson
  • Design Team

    Karin Andersson, Alberto Tenti
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Felix Gerlach, Courtesy of Rafael Palomo

3XN Chosen Over Windgardh, Arkitema to Design University Building in Sweden

00:00 - 26 June, 2014
3XN Chosen Over Windgardh, Arkitema to Design University Building in Sweden, © 3XN
© 3XN

3XN has won an architectural competition -- beating out WingårdhArkitema DotChristensen & CoJuul/Frost, and White -- to design a new educational building for Mälardalen University in Eskilstuna (southwest of Stockholm, Sweden). The project not only includes a new 18,250 square meter building, but also the renovation of a listed Modernist Public Bath Paul Hedquist. The new campus is planned to be ready in 2018. Read the architect's description of the winning project, after the break.

© 3XN © 3XN © 3XN © 3XN +5

SOM Wins Competition for Sweden's Tallest Tower

00:00 - 18 June, 2014
SOM Wins Competition for Sweden's Tallest Tower, Courtesy of Serneke
Courtesy of Serneke

SOM, working alongside Danish practice Entasis Arkitekter, has been selected to design a new residential building in Gothenburg that will be Sweden's tallest tower. Coming out on top against an international shortlist that included Zaha Hadid Architects, SOM's 230m tall proposal 'The Pole Star' features four connected prisms which twist 90 degrees near the top.

The competition, run by developers Serneke, called for proposals for a 32,000 square meter mixed-use masterplan, including a 200+ meter residential tower, in Gothenburg's Lindholmen area. A particular focus for the jury was for proposals to "demonstrate how the skyscraper can be integrated into the structure of the neighborhood," adding that "the building should be a part of the area’s social and architectural context, not stand as a solitary monolith."

Read more about the jury's decision after the break

Courtesy of Serneke Courtesy of Serneke Courtesy of Serneke Courtesy of Serneke +11

"Forms of Freedom: African Independence and Nordic Models" - The Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 15 June, 2014
"Forms of Freedom: African Independence and Nordic Models" - The Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

From the Curators. The exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion has been titled FORMS OF FREEDOM: African Independence and Nordic Models. The exhibition explores and documents how modern Nordic architecture was an integral part of Nordic aid to East Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. The resulting architecture is of a scope and quality that has not previously been comprehensively studied or exhibited.

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +21

Swedish Team Win Urban Design Competition in Trenčín

01:00 - 11 June, 2014
Swedish Team Win Urban Design Competition in Trenčín, First Place. Image Courtesy of City of Trenčín
First Place. Image Courtesy of City of Trenčín

Swedish based Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden have recently won an international competition to find the "best comprehensive urbanistic proposals for connecting the city centre of Trenčín with both waterfronts of the River Váh." The winning scheme - Tracing Trenčín - "is not a proposal which is noticeably stunning" but is, according to Thomas Matta, deputy chair of the jury, "considerate to the existing structure of the historic core of the city."

HB6B / Karin Matz

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
HB6B / Karin Matz, Courtesy of Karin Matz
Courtesy of Karin Matz

Courtesy of Karin Matz Courtesy of Karin Matz Courtesy of Karin Matz Courtesy of Karin Matz +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Area

    36.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Karin Matz

Dalarna Media Library / ADEPT

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Dalarna Media Library / ADEPT, © Wilhelm Rejnus & Linus Flodin
© Wilhelm Rejnus & Linus Flodin

© Kaare Viemose © Kaare Viemose © Kaare Viemose © Kaare Viemose +39

The Lime Barn / Skälsö Arkitekter

01:00 - 31 May, 2014
The Lime Barn / Skälsö Arkitekter, © Anna Sundström
© Anna Sundström

© Anna Sundström © Bruno Ehrs © Anna Sundström © Anna Sundström +17

Zaha Hadid and SOM Among 5 Competing to Design Scandinavia’s Tallest Tower

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke
Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke

Zaha Hadid Architects, SOM, Ian Simpson Architects, Manuelle Gautrand Architects, and Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor are all competing to design what will be the tallest tower in Scandinavia. Submitted anonymously, the five shortlisted proposals have just been unveiled by Serneke, who has envisioned the skyscraper as an integral piece to a larger 32,000 square meter mixed-use masterplan in Gothenburg that has been in the making for more than ten years. 

Check out each shortlisted design, after the break...

Building no. 8 / Skälsö Arkitekter

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Building no. 8 / Skälsö Arkitekter, © Anna Sundström
© Anna Sundström

© Anna Sundström © Anna Sundström © Anna Sundström © Anna Sundström +16

City of Kiruna To Move Two Miles Over This June

00:00 - 27 May, 2014
City of Kiruna To Move Two Miles Over This June, The new city center with the salvaged bell tower. Image Courtesy of White Arkitekter
The new city center with the salvaged bell tower. Image Courtesy of White Arkitekter

Officials announced this week that, starting in June, the city of Kiruna, Sweden will begin to migrate. Founded in 1900, the town is the product of Sweden’s largest state-owned mining company, LKAB. The company extracts iron from the nearby Kirunavaara mountainside, and now the expansion of the mines threatens to destabilize the ground beneath 3,000 homes as well as many of the town’s municipal buildings. 

The 100-year master plan put forth by White Arkitekter, in collaboration with Ghilardi + Hellsten Arkitetker, calls for the city to expand two miles eastward along a linear axis. This new plan will rebuild the town on solid ground, retain its historical and cultural presence, and slowly wean it off its dependency on the mining industry by opening the community up to new businesses.

Swedbank / 3XN

01:00 - 26 May, 2014
Swedbank / 3XN, © Adam Mõrk
© Adam Mõrk

© Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk © Adam Mõrk +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Landsvägen, Sundbyberg, Sweden
  • Area

    45000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs