Eleven architects faced the complex task of developing a conceptual proposal for the architectural design of the Nobel Center. This task also included explaining how the Nobel Center will relate to the surrounding urban and marine setting on the Blasieholmen peninsula and at Nybroviken, an inlet of the Baltic Sea. The architects had an extensive competition brief to their aid, which describes the activities that will take place at the Nobel Center and the requirements imposed on the building and its various functions. The brief also describes the unique waterfront location in central Stockholm that the building will occupy and the necessary consideration of the surrounding institutions and environment.
The international architectural competition was divided into two stages. Overall design proposals were submitted by September 30, 2013. After the jury’s assessment, three architectural offices continued to the second stage of the competition, during which their proposals were further refined.
The competition brief is available for download (pdf) below.