Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron
26 April - 9 June
Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron is the first in a series of exhibitions that brings together some of Sweden’s most talented architects to consider the question: What do we want our city to be?
Free from the constraints that define most architectural projects, eight architects and practices have been invited to present speculations on the future of Skeppsbron and Skeppsbrokajen in Gamla Stan, Stockholm. Historically, this large waterfront site has been one of the city’s most vibrant commercial centres and stands today as a defining image of the capital. But there is no clear vision for how this important slice of the city could be used in the future.
Speculation has always been a fundamental aspect of architecture and urbanism. A central role of the architect is to think differently. Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron celebrates the architect’s ability to address the city as a layered, multifaceted environment capable of absorbing radical and unexpected proposals that help us to see the potential of the city in a new light.
Curator: James Taylor-Foster
Participating Architects: Esencial – Carmen Izquierdo, Elizabeth B. Hatz, Hermansson Hiller Lundberg, AT–HH, OKK+, Krupinski/Krupinska, Nilsson Rahm, Tor Lindstrand
Exhibition Design: Erik Törnkvist
Graphic Identity: Studio Reko
About Architecture Projects
Architecture Projects is a rapid-response platform for architects to engage with the city, 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 in affecting different scales – from that of the interior to that of the city.