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.
Presently an architectural competition for the building is in progress, and eleven architectural firms have accepted an invitation to participate. In this exhibition the eleven proposals are 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 will be presented in April 2014.
The three proposals remaining in the competition are:
David Chipperfield and Christoph Felger
The participating firms are:
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.