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Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron

Photo: Johan Dehlin. 2019.
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Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron

Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron highlights the artistic methods and visionary ideas of eight Stockholm-based architects and studios to propose new possibilities for Skeppsbron – a historically significant inner-city waterfront site stretching across Gamla Stan, at the heart of the Swedish capital.

Presenting speculative drawings, models and written narratives by AT–HH, Esencial – Carmen Izquierdo, Elizabeth B. Hatz, Hermansson Hiller Lundberg, OKK+, Krupinski/Krupinska, Tor Lindstrand, and Nilsson Rahm, these eight visions consider the ways that contested urban sites can be approached as architectural, symbolic, and public landscapes.

Together they celebrate the architect’s capacity to address the city as a layered, multifaceted environment capable of absorbing unexpected, and often radical, representational ideas.

  • Photo: Johan Dehlin. 2019. Exhibition participants.
Photo: Johan Dehlin. 2019.
Photo: Johan Dehlin. 2019.

Exhibition tours to 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

Photo: Hyosook Chin. 2019.

A version of Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron formed part of the Cities Exhibition at the second edition of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (SBAU): Collective City. Curated by Yim Dongwoo and Rafael Luna, the exhibition was based on the concept of ‘cities as a collective consequence’ and aims to highlight cities “not only as an aggregated environment but as living, dynamic systems that are constantly changing.”

Speculation is crucial in architectural practice and a central role of the architect is to think differently.

Architecture Projects

Architecture Projects is a rapid-response platform for architects to engage with the city without constraint, responding to broader discussions in which architecture has a central role. The project offers space for architects and practices of differing size and experience to be visionary: to speculate, consider, and imagine the role of the architectural project.

Boxen at ArkDes

Boxen ↗ was a platform for fast-changing, experimental projects at ArkDes. It provided space for alternative voices to inspire discussions about architecture, design, and their relationship to society by promoting radical and responsive installations, exhibitions, events and dialogues by and between architects, designers, and thinkers. Designed by the emerging architecture studio Dehlin Brattgård ↗, Boxen opened in 2018 and was dismantled in 2023. All materials have been reused in the 2024 redesign of the museum’s spaces, designed by Arrhov Frick ↗.

Participants: AT–HH ↗, Esencial – Carmen Izquierdo ↗, Elizabeth B. Hatz ↗, Hermansson Hiller Lundberg ↗, OKK+ ↗, Krupinski/Krupinska ↗, Tor Lindstrand ↗, Nilsson Rahm ↗

Curator: James Taylor-Foster

Exhibition design: Erik Törnkvist, ETAT ARKITEKTER ↗

Graphic Design: Studio Reko ↗

Light Design: El & Scenteknik AB

Installation: Markus Eberle, Stefan Mossfeldt

Program: Daniel Golling, Karin Svensson, Elisabeth Schön

Thanks to Betongindustri (Stockholm).