During the autumn of 2012, Nobelhuset AB initiated a process for selecting the architects who would be invited to participate in the competition. There was an ambition to achieve a breadth among the architects, with internationally well-known names as well as smaller offices. Participating in the selection process were 142 architects spread across 25 countries and four continents.
Important selecting criteria included design and artistic abilities and experience working in intricate urban environments where historical context and the natural environment must be considered with sensitivity. Practical considerations included the architects’ ability to develop the project in close cooperation with the client over the course of a lengthy planning process and their experience managing construction projects cost-effectively.
On the next pages you will find out more about each of the participating architects. Presentations provided by the participating architects.