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Caroline Silfverstolpe

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  • Comment on: Heritage row erupts over Chipperfield’s Nobel Centre

    Caroline Silfverstolpe's comment 15 April, 2014 10:30 am

    Architecturally I think the building might work - but it is badly suited to the place. In face, the place itself should not be exploited in such a hard way. This is shipmaking and customs area which dates back to the 17th century providing a beautiful romantic "green lung" to the dense architecture so characteristic of the historic centre today. As the article highlights, the customs house from 1876 was built by a famous Swedish architect, Axel Fredrik Nyström, who belonged to the Royal Caste of Drottningholm at the time and has many public buildings to his fame. To demolish this building - even to move it to another place - would be a tremendous loss to the cityscape and overall impression of Stockholm as an archipelago city built on islands. The boats traficking the islands are still using the docks and have nowhere to move. This project needs to be substantially redone if it should even remain in the designated area. Best would be to situate Chipperfield's brass construction in one of the new aspiring parts of the city, such as the Hagastaden Science City where it would have a natural connection to science and innovation.

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