Proposals Unveiled For Nobel Prize Headquarters in Stockholm

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Friday, November 15, 2013
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Anonymous design proposal for Nobel Prize headquarters (courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Anonymous design proposal for Nobel Prize headquarters (courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

The Nobel Foundation, the body that administers all activities involved in the delivery of the prestigious Nobel Prize, has shortlisted 12 architecture firms to partake in an international design competition for the new headquarters in Blasieholmen, Stockholm.

In addition to providing a global headquarters, the establishment will also include a visitors center where the public can explore the natural sciences, humanities, and peace efforts of the United Nations. One of the key factors for the Foundation in selecting the architects to participate involved “their ability to work in intricate urban environments where historical context and the natural environment must be considered with sensitivity.”

The 12 selected firms include:

- 3XN, Denmark
- BIG, Denmark
- Herzog & de Meuron, Switzerland
- Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor, Sweden
- Lacaton & Vassal Architectes, France
- Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter, Denmark
- Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten, Switzerland
- OMA, Netherlands
- SANAA, Japan
- Snøhetta, Norway
- Wingårdhs arkitekter, Sweden.
- David Chipperfield Architects, England/Germany.

At this stage of the competition, all submitted entries are anonymous, and the renderings are available in a public exhibition at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. The winning design proposal will be announced during the spring of 2014.

The design proposals:

Landing Seagulls (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Landing Seagulls (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Beyond 1210 (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Beyond 1210 (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Nobel Sphere (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Nobel Sphere (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Nobelhuset (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Nobelhuset (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

A Place To Enjoy (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB

A Place To Enjoy (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB

Prism (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Prism (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

The Space Between (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

The Space Between (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Archipelago (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Archipelago (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Butterfly (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

Butterfly (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

We Believe In (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

We Believe In (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

A Room and a half (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

A Room and a half (Courtesy Nobelhuset AB)

2 Responses to “Proposals Unveiled For Nobel Prize Headquarters in Stockholm”

  1. Stockholm Citizen says:

    “Feasability: Design that takes into
    consideration the cultural and historical value of the site and
    national interests.”

    Unfortunately all three remaining proposals will, if built, demolish a maritime heritage of cultural and historic value; a customs house built in 1876 and two unique warehouses built in 1910. The Customs House has great historical value as a representative of
    late-19th-century government and administrative buildings in general and of Stockholm’s customs services, in particular. It is a link in the chain of customs houses in Stockholm from different periods and was designed by renowned
    architect Axel Fredrik Nyström, who was also responsible for
    the old National Archives building.
    The warehouses from 1910, together with the ground cover of large paving stones, reflect efforts made in the early 20th century to improve customs’ work environment and to create better and more modern storage facilities at Stockholm’s
    harbours. Today, the warehouses are unique in Stockholm, since there are no longer any similar warehouses remaining
    in the Stockholm harbour.

  2. Stockholm Citizen says:

    Please help us save the maritime heritage by signing the petition:
    http://www.skrivunder.com/bevara_tullhuset_fran_1876_och_hamnmagasinen_pa_blasieholmen

    See also facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/bevarablasieholmen

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