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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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