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COBE Designs CO2-Neutral Museum for Sweden

13:00 - 9 July, 2019
COBE Designs CO2-Neutral Museum for Sweden, Courtesy of COBE
Courtesy of COBE

Danish architecture firm COBE has won an international competition for a new science museum in the Swedish university city of Lund. The museum will be sited in the middle of the new urban district around Science Village Scandinavia, which is an international research environment dating back to the tenth century. The new science center will be fully CO2-neutral and aims to become an icon of sustainability.

White Arkitekter's New Take on Traditional Swedish Cold Bathhouses

05:00 - 9 July, 2019
White Arkitekter's New Take on Traditional Swedish Cold Bathhouses, Jönköping Bathhouse. Image Courtesy of White Arkitekter
Jönköping Bathhouse. Image Courtesy of White Arkitekter

Scandinavian practice White Arkitekter has won the architectural competition for Jönköping Bathhouse in southern Sweden. Designed to be an all-season bathhouse on the shores of Lake Vättern, the project takes advantage of different conditions in the cardinal directions to create an all-year bathing experience. Built entirely from wood, the bathhouse is designed to create a contemplative setting, immersing the bather in tranquil, natural surroundings.

White Arkitekter Create Lattice Observation Tower in Sweden

07:10 - 14 June, 2019
White Arkitekter Create Lattice Observation Tower in Sweden, © White Arkitekter
© White Arkitekter

Scandinavian firm White Arkitekter has won an architectural competition for a landmark 12-meter-tall observation tower, hosted by the municipality of Varberg, Sweden. The winning proposal will form part of the development of the region’s new ecological recreation area at the Getterön nature reserve.

Eight Architects Envision the Future of Stockholm at ArkDes

11:00 - 10 May, 2019
Eight Architects Envision the Future of Stockholm at ArkDes, © Johan Dehlin
© Johan Dehlin

Eight of Sweden's leading architects have created new visions for the future of Stockholm in Boxen at the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design. Called Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron, the exhibition at ArkDes features visionary ideas for Skeppsbron in Gamla Stan. The exhibition celebrates the agency of the architect in thinking about the future city and aims to imagine new uses for Skeppsbron – one of the Swedish capital’s most symbolic inner-city sites.

Liljewall Arkitekter's "Fabric" Hotel is Inspired by Västerport's Sailing History

10:30 - 18 April, 2019
Liljewall Arkitekter's "Fabric" Hotel is Inspired by Västerport's Sailing History, © Liljewall arkitekter
© Liljewall arkitekter

Liljewall arkitekter has released details of their competition entry for a new hotel and housing complex in Varberg, on the west coast of Sweden. The site, an old industrial harbor area, is currently being transformed into a new district in a city renowned for its Moorish influences, a home of old timber architecture, and a history of shipping, sailing, surfing, and spas.

Dorte Mandrup Designs Swedish Culture House in Karlskrona

05:00 - 9 April, 2019
Dorte Mandrup Designs Swedish Culture House in Karlskrona, Culture House and Library Karlskrona. Image Courtesy of MIR
Culture House and Library Karlskrona. Image Courtesy of MIR

Danish architecture studio Dorte Mandrup has designed new culture house and library in the heart of the Swedish baroque city of Karlskrona. Working with Marianne Levinsen Landskab and Torbjörn Nilsson, the team developed the cultural project to combine an art hall, library and cafe together in the city center. The culture house is meant to become a modern meeting place and hub for several cultural activities at the corner of Karlskrona’s central square.

C.F. Møller Architects Completes Sweden's Tallest Timber Building

09:00 - 1 March, 2019
C.F. Møller Architects Completes Sweden's Tallest Timber Building, © Nikolaj Jakobsen
© Nikolaj Jakobsen

C.F. Møller Architects have completed Sweden’s tallest timber building, which is now accepting its first tenants. Situated in Västerås, one hour from Stockholm, the building is constructed from solid timber in order to radically reduce CO2 emissions, positively affect the indoor climate, and enhance the interior quality of life.

Henning Larsen Reimagines the Garden City Model in Sweden

04:00 - 21 February, 2019
Henning Larsen Reimagines the Garden City Model in Sweden, Humlestaden. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen
Humlestaden. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Danish studio Henning Larsen has won the competition to develop a 15.5-hectare urban masterplan south of Gothenburg, Sweden. Designed for 3000 residents, the project represents a community model that was made to refocuse urban energy around green foundations. Named Humlestaden, the masterplan encompasses Gothenburg’s Västra Frö-lunda district, former home of the Pripps brewery. The project is made to reimagine the historic Garden City model and reframe city life through a green lens.

White Arkitekter Transforms a Swedish Square with 65 Meter Bench

13:00 - 14 February, 2019
White Arkitekter Transforms a Swedish Square with 65 Meter Bench, Forumtorget Sofa. Image © Måns Berg
Forumtorget Sofa. Image © Måns Berg

Design practice White Arkitekter has created a 65 meter-long ‘sofa’ for Forumtorget Square in Uppsala, Sweden. Designed to provide space for rest and social interaction, the linear outdoor seating is the centerpiece of wider improvements to the large square. The project aims to attract more visitors to Forumtorget and its surrounding shopping area by building on the area’s character as a gathering place.

"The Unfolding Village" Exhibition Celebrates Vanishing Cultures of Gossip and Eavesdropping

11:00 - 17 January, 2019
"The Unfolding Village" Exhibition Celebrates Vanishing Cultures of Gossip and Eavesdropping, Courtesy of Neri&Hu
Courtesy of Neri&Hu

Shanghai/London-based firm Neri&Hu has published details of their “Unfolding Village” installation, set to take center stage at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019. The exhibition, taking place in February, will see Neri&Hu depart from the traditional convention of furniture fairs, often purely focused on product design, and instead actively engage with pressing social issues unique to their base country of China.

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