The submitted entries under assessment by the jury in the second stage of the architectural competition are:
June 2013 marked the beginning of a two-stage architectural competition to design the building that will become the Nobel Center – the new home of the Nobel Prize in Stockholm. Eleven prominent architects from eight countries participated from start. In November three proposals were selected to be further developed during the second stage of the competition. These are now under assessment by the jury until April 2014, when a winning proposal will be announced.
Before stage two of the competition, the jury announced its views in a statement to the competitors. One of the additions that were made in the competition brief was a reduction of the programme area. As a result, the buildings now being proposed have decreased in size, especially above ground. All three are located in the north-western corner of the site, allowing the creation of an attractive open space in a sunny position with plenty of room for strolling on the quay along the water. The architects have also refined their proposals based on the jury’s desire for greater openness towards the surrounding public areas and walkways.
All illustrations are exhibited at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm through April 2014. Free admission on Tuesdays 5-8 pm, for other hours and more information please see the Nobel Museum webpage.
In its assessment work during the first stage of the competition, the jury attached great importance to the building’s adaptation to the surrounding cityscape and cultural environment, as well as how the external design fits together with the Nobel Prize and the identity of Nobel activities.
Read the Statement of the Jury after the first stage of the competition (pdf):
Read more about the competition process, architects and jury members