Nobel Center: The Competition


Ever since the inception of the Nobel Prize, a building where the Nobel Prize, the Nobel Laureates and their achievements can be presented to the general public has been envisioned. A new Nobel Center will now be built on a site provided by the City of Stockholm.

An architectural competition for the building has been in progress, and eleven architectural firms accepted an invitation to participate. In this exhibition the eleven proposals were presented in posters, text and models.

The jury has selected three of the proposals for further refinement and also these can be seen in the exhibition. The winning proposal was presented on 9 April 2014.

The winning proposal is:


David Chipperfield and Christoph Felger

Participating firms

3XN, BIG, David Chipperfield Architects, Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor, Lacaton & Vassal Architectes, Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter, Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten, OMA, SANAA, Snøhetta, Wingårdhs Arkitekter

“It will be very exciting because it will bring together people of many different backgrounds and also, hopefully, people from the public that are interested in science and literature and the things that the Nobel Prize represents. A very useful thing is to be able to engage directly with the public. Having lecture series on a variety of topics would be really exciting!”

Carol Greider, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2009

You can find all the proposals at the Nobel Center website.


The Nobel Museum hosts both permanent and temporary exhibitions, on the Nobel Prize, the Nobel Laureates, Alfred Nobel and related topics.

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