Detailed local plan for Nobel Center. Stockholms stad, February 2016

  • A Nobel Center in Stockholm has been discussed for many years. A number of locations in the city were considered before the Nobel Foundation and the City of Stockholm in September 2011 jointly proposed the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm as the best location.
  • In December 2011 the City of Stockholm and the Nobel Foundation signed a declaration of intent to work jointly towards the construction of a Nobel Center on the Blasieholmen peninsula.
  • In March 2013, an international architectural competition for the design of the building was announced. Eleven proposals were publicly unveiled in October 2013.
  • In April 2014, a winning architectural proposal was selected.
  • An initial detailed local plan, based on the winning proposal, was presented for public consultation during the spring of 2015.
  • After certain revisions, the plan was again displayed for public scrutiny in the autumn of 2015. Among other changes, the height of the building had been reduced.
  • In March 2016 the Development Committee of the City of Stockholm approved the implementation of the Nobel Center.
  • The local plan for the Nobel Center was approved by the City Planning Committee in March 2016, and the plan was adopted by the Stockholm City Council in May 2016.
  • In February 2017, the Stockholm County Administrative Board announced its decision to approve the local plan and to reject all appeals of the City of Stockholm’s decision to adopt the local plan. Now an examination by the Land and Environment Court await.
  • Construction work is expected to take 2-2½ years and will begin once the local plan has gained legal force, building permits have been obtained and archaeological excavations have been completed.