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David Chipperfield wins competition to design Nobel headquarters

David Chipperfield wins competition to design Nobel headquarters
The proposed new home for the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, by David Chipperfield Architects. (David Chipperfield Architects)

British architect David Chipperfield has won a high-profile competition to design a home for the Nobel Foundation in Sweden.

His proposal, on which he collaborated with his partner Christoph Felger, calls for a light-on-its-feet building overlooking the water on the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm with a largely transparent facade and brass detailing. It prevailed over finalists Johan Celsing and Gert Wingardh, both Swedish architects.

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An earlier round in the competition included proposals from firms including Snøhetta, Japan's SANAA and OMA, the Dutch firm led by Rem Koolhaas.

The Nobel Center will include space for exhibitions and conferences as well as a library, restaurant and facilities for presenting the annual Nobel Prizes. It is scheduled to open at the end of 2018.

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