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Architecture in Sweden

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Swedish Architecture.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and competitions across Sweden. The focus is on contemporary Swedish buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 4 pages of Swedish Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.

Swedish Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Swedish Building Developments : A-H

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Swedish Architecture News arranged chronologically:

Mall of Scandinavia, Hagastaden, Stockholm – 1 Dec 2015
Design: Benoy
Mall of Scandinavia
image from architects

Benoy’s design of the building and commercial planning, in conjunction with local Swedish architects Bau, is complemented by the Interior Design from Swedish agency Wingårdhs and Paris-based Saguez and Partners.

Summerhouse Lagnö, Stockholm archipelago, eastern Sweden – 25 Sep 2013
Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Summerhouse Lagnö
photo : Åke E’son Lindman

The setting is the Stockholm archipelago, natural ground sloping gently down to the sea in the south, mostly open with a few trees and bushes. Unlike other projects we worked on located on more isolated islands in the archipelago without car access from the mainland, this site was relatively easy to reach also with heavy transports.

City Hall Kiruna, northern Sweden – 16 Sep 2013
Design: Henning Larsen Architects
New City Hall in Kiruna
picture from architects

Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Tema Landscape Architects Sweden, WSP Engineers Sweden and UiWE Cultural Designers have won the competition for a new city hall in Kiruna in Northern Sweden. The city hall will mark the beginning of the development of an entirely new city centre in Kiruna.

Fagerström House, Edsviken, Sollentuna, Sweden – 20 Aug 2013
Design: Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects
Fagerström House Property Home in Edsviken Sollentua Sweden
photograph : Åke E:son Lindman

The client had split his garden city plot in two and moved the old house to the one. The other had a more embedded position, including a big old oak tree in the middle. The gross building allowance had to be fully exploited in order to create a large enough home for the growing family. The stipulated distance to the property line of course limited the positioning from the sides, while the desire to preserve the old oak tree blocked the middle.

Electrical Charging Stations, Gothenburg, south west Sweden – 6 Aug 2013
Design: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
Electrical Charging Stations Gothenburg
image from architect

The charging stations come in three sizes all with the same formal language for recognition. They are built using FSC-certified local wood. To provide a smooth and safe logistics cars are separated from bikes and mopeds as they are parked on an elevated ramp. A roof tilted towards the south and covered with solar cells provides shelter for the cars. The solar cells are estimated to provide most of the energy used for charging the vehicles.

Emporia, Malmö, south west Sweden
Design: Wingårdhs
Emporia Malmo
photo : Tord-Rikard Soderstrom

Emporia Malmö – 27 Jun 2013
Emporia is first and foremost an urban planning project in which offices, housing, and retail come together in a mixed-use development along Boulevarden and Stationsgatan in Hyllie, on the south side of Malmö. The main idea of our winning competition entry was to hide inward-looking retail behind a wreath of residential and commercial buildings. The whole shopping complex would thereby eventually become integrated into the fabric of the city.

Wooden Skyscraper in Stockholm, east Sweden
Design: Berg | C.F. Møller Architects
Wooden Skyscraper Building
image : Berg | C.F. Møller Architects

Wooden Skyscraper in Sweden – 14 Jun 2013
For HSB Stockholm’s architectural competition 2023, three teams of architects 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 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.

Triangeln Station, Malmo, south west Sweden
Design: Sweco Architects AB + KHR Arkitekter
Triangeln Station Building
photo : Felix Gerlach

Triangeln Station Building – 10 Apr 2013
This new building has given Malmö a unique new regional and commuter train station in the heart of the city. The number of travellers per day has been estimated to 37,000, making it Sweden’s third busiest railway station.

Nobel Center in Stockholm – Architecture Contest Sweden
Architects Shortlist News
Swedish Buildings
photo : Jeppe Wikström
Nobel Center Building in Sweden – 26 Mar 2013
During the winter there has been a selection process to choose the architects who will be invited to participate in the planned architectural competition to design a Nobel Center at Blasieholmen in Stockholm. In total, over 140 architects have been considered by a specially appointed evaluation committee. Of these, 12 have been selected to be invited to the architectural competition.

Helsingborg Hospital Building, south west Sweden
Design: schmidt hammer lassen
Hospital Building Sweden
image from architect

Hospital Building Sweden – 21 Mar 2013
schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the competition to design the 35,000 square metre extension to the Helsingborg Hospital in the southern part of Sweden. The competition was won in cooperation with Aarhus Arkitekterne, NNE Pharmaplan and landscape architects Kragh & Berglund.

European Spallation Source Building, Lund, southern Sweden – winners
Design: Henning Larsen Architects, COBE and SLA
European Spallation Source Building
picture from architects

European Spallation Source Building – 3 Mar 2013
International design competition for the ESS, which will become the world’s largest and most advanced facility for neutron-based research. The team also includes the engineering companies Buro Happold, NNE Pharmaplan and Transsolar.

Tree Hotel, north east Sweden
Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Tree Hotel Sweden
image from architect

Tree Hotel Sweden

Cultural Centre and Library in Karlshamn, southern Sweden
Design: schmidt hammer lassen architects
Cultural Centre Karlshamn
picture from architects

Cultural Centre and Library in Karlshamn – 25 Jan 2013
The New Cultural Centre and Library in Karlshamn, Sweden, is designed to gather the city’s cultural functions under one roof. schmidt hammer lassen architects has just won an international competition to design this 5,000 square metre cultural centre. Karlshamn will get a sculptural and flexible building containing a library, an exhibition area, a cinema, a tourist office and a café. It will be the city’s new meeting place and will embrace diversity.

Kloster Houses, western Sweden
Architect: Torsten Ottesjö
Rural Swedish Houses
image © Christian Stromqvist

Kloster Properties – 14 Dec 2012
Residences located on a strip of land on the west coast of Sweden designed by Torsten Ottesjö. He selectively cut trees from the landscape to create a vision for what the rolling southern ends of the scandinavian fjords could look like. He wanted to open up the landscape to provide an experience, to selectively allow trees to flourish to over time create a place which accentuated the rolling characteristic of the landscape.

Lilla Bommen, Gothenburg, south west Sweden
Design: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
Lilla Bommen Buildings
image from Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Lilla Bommen Gothenburg – 19 Oct 2012
Redevelopment of a centrally located site in Göteborg. The commission was to develop the future empty site remaining from the planned demolishing of the old bridge Göta älvbron. Sustainable features of the buildings include creating a car-free, new green axis through the existing traffic-machine that dominates the centrally located site, plus introduction of elements such as green roofs.

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum, Stockholm, eastern Sweden
Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Sven-Harry’s Art Museum
photograph : Tord-Rickard Söderström
Sven-Harry’s Art Museum – 10 Aug 2012
The vertical museum is a city type. In urban situations are collections connected by stairs, elevators and escalators. It is an effect of density, but also a way to create sequences in the exhibition with the natural boundaries of the building. The top and the ground floor do have a significant importance in every building; exhibitions emphasises these dynamics of access and secrecy. The section thru Sven-Harry’s with commercial activities on the ground floor, the collection in the penthouse and the art hall in the core of building follow this typology.

Tåkern Visitor Centre, Östergötland, eastern Sweden
Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Tåkern Visitor Centre
photograph : Åke E:son Lindman

Tåkern Visitor Centre – 10 Aug 2012
All the way out where the forest ends and the reeds begin, a visitor center hovers low on piles set carefully into the water’s edge. The building is clad in thatch, camouflaged like a birdwatcher’s blind, hiding its contents from the natural world that surrounds it. This is quiet architecture, using traditional local materials to break new ground with its crystalline geometry. Steep roofs transition seamlessly into walls. The steep pitch gives them longevity. The ridge, where a thatched roof is most vulnerable, is transformed into a glazed skylight.

Hen House Building, western Sweden
Architect: Torsten Ottesjö
Hen Coop Building
photograph © David Relan

Swedish Hen House Building – 13 Jun 2012
HönsHus-1 is a wooden hens house designed and built by Torsten Ottesjö situated on the West coast of Sweden. It rests on a framework of steel legs drilled into rock. The house was designed to mimic the way a mother hen spreads her wings to protect her young. It is perched on a rock slope overlooking an inlet and allows its current feathered residents a sea view.

Domkyrkoforum Visitor Centre, Lund, south west Sweden
Carmen Izquierdo
Lund Building
photograph : Åke E:son Lindman

Domkyrkoforum Visitor Centre
The new Domkyrkoforum visitor centre, facing the Cathedral in the Swedish city of Lund, uses Aurubis Architectural’s Nordic Brass panels to create a series of contemporary forms, generating new vistas and public spaces within its historic setting.

Spira Performing Arts Center, Jönköping, southern Sweden
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Spira performing arts center
photograph : Ulf Celander

Spira Performing Arts Center – 13 + 12 Apr 2012
Spira has four different performing arts venues: a main concert hall that seats 910, a 450-seat theater, a 200-seat black box, and a 200-seat café stage. The building is situated on an artificial peninsula jutting out into Lake Munksjön, right in the center of downtown Jönköping.

Victoria Tower, Kista, Stockholm, eastern Sweden
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Victoria Tower Kista Building
photograph : Tord-Rickard Söderström

Swedish Skyscraper Building – 28 Mar 2012
Wrapped entirely in a cloak of glass, Victoria Tower stands like a lighthouse along the road between downtown Stockholm and the city’s airport. The 117.6-meter tower is marker for the Kista IT office park and for the conference center at the base of the tower, and a manifestation of the area’s high-tech profile.

Swedish Architecture – Recent Designs

Uppsala University Building, eastern Sweden
3XN architects
Uppsala University Building
image from architects

Uppsala University Building – 23 Feb 2012
Uppsala University has more than 500 years’ of history and thus is one of Sweden’s most established institutions, complete with traditions and an esteemed regard. At the same time, the University is known as a modern institution for world class research and higher education. Thus, the vision for the new University Building is to bridge the past and the future by creating synergy between location, expression and layout.

Klevens Udde, Smögen, south west Sweden
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Smögen Building
photograph : Tenjin Visuals AB

Klevens Udde – 24 Jan 2012
The Kleven area comprises three home types, but many individuals. The largest and most prominent are the triangular houses along the ridge of the promontory overlooking the sea. The somewhat smaller row houses are cut from a different cloth. The third building type is found closest to the pier.

Swedish Architecture Awards 2011
Winning Buildings + Architects
Swedish Architecture Awards housing winner
picture from Swedish Architects Association

Skipark 360°
C. F. Møller Architects | Berg Arkitektkontor
Skipark 360° Sweden
picture : C. F. Møller Architects

Skipark 360°

Swedish Architects

Swedish Office Buildings

Modern Swedish Architecture from 20th century linked further down page

Architecture in Sweden

Buildings / Designs in Sweden, alphabetical:

Albano University Campus, Stockholm
Christensen&Co Arkitekter
Albano University Campus
image from CCA

Albano University Campus
Ankerspelet housing, Malmo
Kim Utzon Arkitekter
Ankerspelet Malmo
picture from architect

Ankerspelet Malmo
Asplund Architecture Competition
winner: Heike Hanada
Swedish architecture competition
picture from competition organiser

Swedish architecture competition
Halmstad Library
schmidt hammer lassen
Halmstad Library Building
building photo © Adam Mørk

Swedish library building
Helsingborg Hotel & Congress Centre
schmidt hammer lassen
Helsingborg Hotel Building
picture from architect

Helsingborg Hotel Building
K:fem department store, Stockholm
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
K:fem Stockholm
photograph : Patrik Gunnar Helin

K:fem Stockholm, Vällingby City
Kalmar Museum of Art
Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Swedish museum building
building image from TVH Arkitekter

Swedish museum of art building
Moderna Museet Malmö
Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Moderna Museet Malmö
photo from architects

Moderna Museet Malmö
Mountain restaurant, Ramundberget
Murman arkitekter
Ramundberget Resort
picture from architects

Ramundberget Resort Building
Museum of World Culture – Gothenburg
Brisac Gonzalez Architects
Swedish museum building
building photo © Hélène Binet

Swedish museum building
Stockholm Waterfront
White Arkitekter
Stockholm Waterfront Building
photo : Wojtek Gurak

Stockholm Waterfront Buildings
Turning Torso Tower, Malmö
Santiago Calatrava Architects
Turning Torso Tower
www.palladium.de, Barbara Burg/Oliver Schuh

Turning Torso Malmo building
Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall, Uppsala
Henning Larsen Architects
Swedish concert hall building
image : Ake Eson Lindman

Swedish concert hall building
World Village of Women Sports, Malmo
World Village of Women Sports
picture from architect

World Village of Women Sports

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