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Nobel Prize Competition Entries

The Nobel Foundation prides itself promoting the advancement of various fields to better the world. When they decided to relocate along the river in Stockholm, Sweden, they decided that the structure designed would need to represent their ideals of progress while accommodating the various activities that occur within the foundation: research, education, museum, and digital media.

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Nobel Prize Competition Entries

Not only that, but it would also have to function as a public space for confrences with exhibition room, meeting and event space, as well as a library, restaurant, café, and shop. The design was to address the local historical context that left a small green footprint.

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Nobel Prize Competition Entries

Back in March 2013, the initial cut was made from 140 architects to the remaining 12. Some big names including BIG, OMA, SANAA, and Herzog & de Meuron. Now, after seven months of design, the firms have released their design entries.

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Nobel Prize Competition Entries

By submitting them anonymously, the judges’ biases are put away in order to focus on the most appropriate design. They will be judged by directors of the Nobel Foundation as well as city architects, engineers, and writers.

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Nobel Prize Competition Entries


Kem 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 & Tranberk 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 / Snohetta, Norway

Gert Wingardh / Wingardhs arkitekter, Sweden

Project names and photos:

Landing Seagulls


A P(a)lace to enjoy

Nobel Sphere


“We believe in…”

Beyond 1210



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