2017-02-08 County Administrative Board approves Nobel Center local plan

Public space south of the Nobel Center. May 2016. ©David Chipperfield Architects

Public space south of the Nobel Center. May 2016. ©David Chipperfield Architects

The Stockholm County Administrative Board has decided to approve the detailed local plan for the Nobel Center on the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm and to reject the appeals against it. The Administrative Board’s decision is an important decision and a major step forward for the project. We are of course very pleased about the news.

“We will now continue to plan for the public activities that will take place in the building all year round. By constructing the Nobel Center, we are creating the home of the Nobel Prize in Stockholm – an intellectual living room with broad public activities including school programmes, scientific conferences, meetings and events. In an era when facts are being challenged, when populism and nationalism are flourishing, the Nobel Prize has a unique opportunity to draw attention to science, knowledge, humanism and peace”, says Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation.

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