10-08-2013 04:00 PM

Proposals Unveiled for Nobel Prizes New Home in Stockholm

A P(a)lace to enjoy. Image Nobelhuset ABBIG, OMA and SANAA are amongst 12 architectural heavyweights competing to design the Nobel Foundations new home in Blasieholmen, Stockholm. Currently in the competitions first stage, the architects have submitted anonymous entries for jury review.
Once complete, the building hopes to become one of Stockholms main attractions. It will not only serve as the Nobel Foundations primary home, but also provide facilities for research and education, as well as public exhibition spaces, a conference center, library, cafe, shop and more.
Read on for the complete list of participating*architects and a sneak peak of the proposed schemes.
The Architects:

  • Kim Herforth Nielsen 3XN, Denmark
  • Bjarke Ingels and David Zahle BIG, Denmark
  • David Chipperfield David Chipperfield Architects, England/Germany
  • Jaques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron and Ascan Mergenthaler Herzog & de Meuron, Switzerland
  • Johan Celsing Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor, Sweden
  • Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal Lacaton & Vassal Architectes, France
  • Lene Tranberg Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter, Denmark
  • Marcel Meili and Markus Peter Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten, Switzerland
  • Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon OMA, Netherlands
  • Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa SANAA, Japan
  • Kjetil Thorsen Snhetta, Norway
  • Gert Wingrdh Wingrdhs arkitekter, Sweden

The Anonymous Proposals:*
Landing Seagulls
Landing Seagulls. Image Nobelhuset ABLanding Seagulls. Image Nobelhuset ABNobelhuset
Nobelhuset. Image Nobelhuset ABNobelhuset. Image Nobelhuset ABA P(a)lace to enjoy
A P(a)lace to enjoy. Image Nobelhuset ABA P(a)lace to enjoy. Image Nobelhuset ABNobel Sphere
Nobel Sphere. Image Nobelhuset ABNobel Sphere. Image Nobelhuset ABPRISM
PRISM. Image Nobelhuset ABPRISM. Image Nobelhuset ABWe believe in
We believe in. Image Nobelhuset ABWe believe in. Image Nobelhuset ABThe Space Between
The Space Between. Image Nobelhuset ABThe Space Between. Image Nobelhuset ABBeyond 1210
Beyond 1210. Image Nobelhuset ABBeyond 1210. Image Nobelhuset ABArchipelago
Archipelago. Image Nobelhuset ABArchipelago. Image Nobelhuset ABButterfly
Butterfly. Image Nobelhuset ABButterfly. Image Nobelhuset ABA Room and a Half
A Room and a Half. Image Nobelhuset ABA Room and a Half. Image Nobelhuset ABThe Jury:

  • Lars Heikensten, Ph.D. (Chairman), Executive Director, The Nobel Foundation
  • Olov Amelin, Ph.D., Museum Director, Nobel Museum
  • Lars Drangel, M.Sc.Eng., Ramsbury Property AB
  • Gunnar von Heijne, Ph.D., Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm University
  • Marika Hedin, Ph.D., Museum Director, Vasa Museum
  • Karolina Keyzer, Architect, SAR/MSA, City Architect of Stockholm
  • Anders Nylander, M.Sc.Eng., Former Managing Director, Atrium-Ljungberg
  • Harriet Wallberg, MD, Ph.D., Member of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet
  • Per Wstberg, Writer, Member of the Swedish Academy

A winner of the two-stage competition will be announced in 2014. Construction is expected to begin in 2015 with inauguration tenitively planned for December 2018.
Existing Site. Image Jeppe WikstrmReference:*nobelcenter.se, Bustler

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