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post updated 17 February 2024

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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.

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Swedish Architecture News arranged chronologically:

15 December 2023
Stadsljus residential tower, Royal Seaport, Stockholm
Architecture: Cobe and Yellon
Stadsljus Stockholm residential tower building
images : Cobe and Yellon
Stadsljus Stockholm residential tower

Mall of Scandinavia, Hagastaden, Stockholm – 1 Dec 2015
Design: Benoy
Mall of Scandinavia
image from architects
Mall of Scandinavia
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
Design: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Summerhouse Lagnö
photo : Åke E’son Lindman
Summerhouse Lagnö
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
City Hall Kiruna
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
Fagerström House
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.

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

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.

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 StockholmArchitecture 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.

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
Design: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Domkyrkoforum Visitor Centre, Lund, south west Sweden
Design: 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
Design: 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
Design: 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.

Recent Swedish Architecture Designs

Uppsala University Building, eastern Sweden
Design: 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.

Klevens Udde, Smögen, south west Sweden
Design: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Smögen Building - Swedish Architecture
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.

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

New Buildings 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 - Swedish Architecture
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 - Swedish Architecture
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 - Swedish Architecture
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 - contemporary Swedish Architecture
photo : Wojtek Gurak
Stockholm Waterfront Buildings

Turning Torso Tower, Malmö
Santiago Calatrava Architects
Turning Torso Tower - new Swedish Architecture
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 - Swedish Architecture
picture from architect
World Village of Women Sports

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