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Stockholm Library, Sweden : Swedish Architecture Competition

Swedish Building Comeptition – Stockholm Library Design Contest

13 Nov 2009

Stockholm Library Building

Asplund Architecture Competition – News Update
Stockholm City Council has abandoned this project following funding problems and due to pressure from various groups opposed to building so close to Asplund’s celebrated design. No clear reason has emerged though removal of extensions to Asplund’s building and proximity of the proposed design have been stated.

Ed. Irrespective of whether one thinks the competition or indeed the winning entry were appropriate, there needs to be much more effort to ensure winning competition entries are built. So much architects’ time is wasted on these competitions, for example the Cardiff Opera House contest won by Zaha Hadid Architects, only to never make the light of day.


Asplund Architecture Competition – Stockholm
Nov 2007

Entries: over 1,100

Stockholm Library – winner:
Heike Hanada – Laboratory of Art & Architecture, Weimar, Germany

Stockholm Library Competition
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Stockholm Library Competition : 6 shortlisted building designs

Heike Hanada, architect:
Heike Hanada
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Asplund Library – Entry by JDS Architects
Asplund Library Design
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Swedish Libary – schmidt hammer lassen
Swedish Libary
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Stockholm Library architects: schmidt hammer lassen

Another building by Halmstad Library architects : Aberdeen Library

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The World Village of Women Sports, Sweden : BIG
The World Village of Women Sports
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