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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.

Wood House / Schlyter + Gezelius Arkitektkontor

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© Luc Pages
  • Architects: Schlyter + Gezelius Arkitektkontor
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge: Camilla Schlyter
  • Area: 60.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Luc Pages

© Luc Pages © Luc Pages © Luc Pages © Luc Pages

Wooden Skyscraper / Berg | C.F. Møller Architects with DinnellJohansson

For HSB Stockholm's architectural competition 2023, three teams of architects have produced innovative proposals for private residences of the future at three different locations in the centre of Stockholm. Berg | C.F. Møller's proposed design is a 34-storey skyscraper made of wood.

Berg | C.F. Møller Architects are working in partnership with architects Dinell Johansson and consultants Tyréns on their entry. The team has chosen to build upwards, and has designed a 34-storey residential building, which will be seen for miles. The building will be built over a wooden construction with a concrete core, and it is intended to give the people of Stockholm a new and characteristic beacon and meeting place in their city.

Strawscraper / Belatchew Arkitektur

Belatchew Arkitekter has presented a concept for transforming high-rise towers into power-generating factories.  The Swedish firm's proposal involves covering a Stockholm skyscraper with "electricity-generating bristles".  The tower in question is Henning Larsen's Söder Torn tower on Södermalm in Stockholm.  Belatchew has designed a wind farm that will top the existing building with a 16-story extension, covering the facade with "hairy-looking plastic straws designed to move with the wind".

Join us after the break for more details and images of this proposal.

Airport City Stockholm Urban Design Strategy Proposal / Spacescape

Developed by SpacescapeAirport City Stockholm, in cooperation with Swedavia Swedish Airports (state), Sigtuna municipality, and Arlandastad Holding (private real estate), has a new urban design strategy and urban plan that envisions a unique airport city which emphasizes urban qualities and places sustainability in focus. Such rapid expansion has placed distinct demands on planning, which has resulted in this collaborative effort. Creating these foundations, along with offering the world within walking distance, will increase value and attract even more people and businesses. More images and architects' description after the break.

The Future of Places Forum

The Future of Places Forum, the inspiration for our Ten Ways to Transform Cities through Placemaking & Public Spaces article published earlier this week, will open this June in Stockholm, Sweden. The forum will be hosted by UN-HABITAT, Project for Public Spaces (PPS) and the Ax:son Johnson Foundation and will be the first of three conferences leading up to Habitat III in 2016. Its overall aim is to "contribute to a New Urban Agenda around people and places" and to "highlight how and why cities need to embrace a people centered approach in order to achieve positive urbanization." The conference series will define examples of excellent urban practices from around the world as well as future projects that reflect sustainable and equitable processes which build community, enhance quality of life, and creates safe and prosperous neighborhoods.

Restaurant Farang / Futudesign

  • Architects: Futudesign
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge: Restaurant Farang
  • Design Team: Risto Wikberg, Auvo Lindroos, Aleksi Niemeläinen, Iikka Airas
  • Collaborators: Megaron Arkitekter, IMEK VVS Ab, Rejlers Ingerjörer Ab, Electrolux
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo, Wilhelm Rejnus

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Park 1 Proposal / White

Designed by White arkitekter their Park 1 project is intended to house a traffic and emergency management center, a new fire station and a total of 1,200 new workplaces in which effective coordination will be created on an everyday basis. Located in Stockholm, the building complex inclines back from Lindhagensgatan in a generous gesture which marks the entrance while also boldly cantilevering slightly into space towards the Essingeleden highway and above all of the movement and communication at the site. More images and architects' description after the break.

Årstafältet Housing Proposal / GRAD Arkitekter

GRAD Arkitekter shared with us their proposal for a housing block in the now unbuilt area of Årstafältet, a southern suburb of Stockholm. Once finished, this area will house approximately 10,000 inhabitants. To secure this variation, the city proposes that each block is divided in two halves, with a team of a contractor and an architecture team responsible for every half.  The basic design principle of their block is to shift and tilt four buildings in relation to one another, to create interesting views and a good flow of natural light. More images and architects' description after the break.

Furniture Fair Installation / Gert Wingårdh

On view now until February 9th, the installation by Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh at the Furniture Fair in Stockholm suggests a church interior, with rows of high tables in front of an ‘altar’ where panels hold sway. In collaboration with Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi, their creative teamwork has resulted in a design that will set the stage for talks on design and architecture at the fair. Starting out from their own perspective while adhering to a shared vision, the entire dome-like structure consists of stacks of paper sheets that hang from the roof in a Venetian blind-like construction. More images and their description after the break.

HELIX, Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Stockholm / BSK Arkitekter

  • Architects: BSK Arkitekter
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Area: 17000.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Max Plunger

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Hornsbergs Strandpark / Nyréns Arkitektkontor

  • Architects: Nyréns Arkitektkontor
  • Location: Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Landscape Architect: Nyréns Bengt, Jacob Almberg, Ronny Brox, Magdalena Francis Kovic, Cecilia Jarlöv. Peter Kinnmark, Ulrika Lilliehöök, Staffan Malm
  • Constructor: Omniplan Cornelius Oskamp
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

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Sjövikstorget 1 / Rotstein Arkitekter

  • Architects: Rotstein Arkitekter
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Chief Architect: Rickard Rotstein
  • Team leader: Anders Rotstein
  • Team: MÃ¥ns Elander, Christer Engdahl, Petter Forsberg, Christian Hansen, Linda Hedebro, Cecilia Hendefeldt, Leif Johansen, Anette Lebbad, Therese Nilsson
  • Client: JM AB
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Åke E.son Lindman, Courtesy of Rotstein Arkitekter

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Flat Iron Building / Rosenbergs Arkitekter

  • Architects: Rosenbergs Arkitekter
  • Location: Torsgatan, Lilla Bantorget, Stockholm
  • Architect in Charge: Inga Varg
  • Design Team: Pär-Åke Wiberg, Kalle Dinell, Joel Klehn
  • Client: Skanska fastigheter AB
  • Area: 18,200 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman, Tord-Rikard Söderström, Courtesy of Rosenbergs Arkitekter

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Svensk Travsport Offices / Note Design Studio

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© Mathias Nero

Architects: Note Design Studio Location: Stockholm, Sweden Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Mathias Nero

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© Mathias Nero
© Mathias Nero
© Mathias Nero
© Mathias Nero
© Mathias Nero
© Mathias Nero
© Mathias Nero

Mältaren Office Building / Rosenbergs Arkitekter

  • Architects: Rosenbergs Arkitekter
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge: Alessandro Ripellino
  • Project Team: Ylva Åborg, Erik Sandberg, Kalle Dinell
  • Area: 4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Axel Kårfors, Tord-Rikard Söderström

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Artipelag / Nyréns Arkitektkontor

  • Architects: Nyréns Arkitektkontor
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Design Team: Johan Nyrén, Lukas Thiel, Staffan Hillberg, Peter Karlsson, Viktor Kjellberg, Måns Kärnekull, Karin Nyrén, Fabian Pyk, Oscar Pyk, Haldur Rohtla, Ebba Sjödahl, Gunilla Stenberg, Carolina Wikström, Mårten Ubbe
  • Landscape design: Bengt Isling, Daniel Ericsson
  • Area: 10.4 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Charlie Bennet

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