the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Articles
  3. Lidköping Police Building / LETH & GORI

Lidköping Police Building / LETH & GORI

Lidköping Police Building / LETH & GORI
Courtesy of LETH & GORI
Courtesy of LETH & GORI

Lidköping Police Building is LETH & GORI’s proposal in the open competition for a new police headquarter and public parking facilities in Lidköping, Sweden. The project site is an open square on the border of Lidköping’s historical urban plan from 1672. The site is an important entrance point to the historic city and one of the design objectives of the competition was how to emphasize this. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Their proposal is a hybrid project that balances between building and urban space. The police building is lifted and perforated to create a series of different public spaces. In addition the building integrates four existing buildings that are programmed with functions related to the local community. This transforms the traditionally closed Police Building into a building that supports and celebrates the local community and the life in the city.

Courtesy of LETH & GORI
Courtesy of LETH & GORI

Architects: LETH & GORI Location: Lidköping, Sweden Team: Karsten Gori, Uffe Leth, Stefano Cinus, Danila Lampis, Sebastian Andersen Status: Competition entry Program: Police station and public parking Year: 2011

View the complete gallery

About this author
Alison Furuto
Cite: Alison Furuto. "Lidköping Police Building / LETH & GORI" 06 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884