2016-03-15 City Planning Committee says Yes to the Nobel Center

Press release March 15, 2016

Today the City Planning Committee approved the detailed local plan for the Nobel Center and the building that Sir David Chipperfield designed – an important step in the task of creating a home for the Nobel Prize in Stockholm.

“We are pleased with the support that the City is showing for the building we have developed together with one of the world’s foremost architects. The public nature of the building – with its unique exhibitions, extensive activities for school children as well as meeting and lecture programmes – will be an asset for all of Stockholm and Sweden,” says Susanne Lindh, CEO of Nobelhuset, a company owned by the Nobel Foundation whose objective is to plan, construct, own, manage and develop the Nobel Center and to carry out related activities.

This spring, the planning of the activities that will take place at the Nobel Center will continue, and detailed planning of the building itself will move forward. Among other things, the scientific programme that is being developed for the Nobel Center will be unveiled. A concept for the future exhibitions in the building, which is being put together by the Nobel Museum in Stockholm and the German-based exhibition design firm Atelier Brückner, will also be put on display.

“The Nobel Center will be a place where we will take advantage of the Nobel Prize’s ability to inspire people to seek their own knowledge, question the status quo and desire to understand and improve the world,” says Susanne Lindh, CEO of Nobelhuset.

For further information, please contact
Rebecka Oxelström, Head of Communications, Nobel Center
rebecka.oxelstrom@nobelcenter.se, + 46 734 12 66 75

About the Nobel Center
The Nobel Center on the Blasieholmen peninsula will be the home of the Nobel Prize in Stockholm. It will build its public activities around exhibitions, conferences and school programmes about the Nobel Prize’s unique combination of subject areas – natural sciences, literature and peace. Based on the Nobel Prize-winning contributions and inspiring stories of the Laureates, the Nobel Center will be able to examine history as well as our own era and the major issues that are crucial to our world and our future. The shimmering brass-clad building was designed by David Chipperfield and Christoph Felger. In April 2014 a unanimous jury selected it as the winner of the Nobel Center architectural competition. The next step in the process is for the local plan to be finally be adopted by the Stockholm City Council during the spring.