Asplund’s masterpiece: Stockholm City Library

Friday September 14


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Sveavägen, central Stockholm

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Discover one of Stockholm’s architectural gems from the 1920s.

The City Library at Sveavägen opened in 1928 and quickly became an architectural icon.

Asplund was in the midst of planning the building just as a new architectural style, the Modernism was rising; here we can see traces in the transition from the earlier styles national Romanticism and Neoclassicism.

Asplund also paid great attention to the interior and designed furniture, lamps and even the reception area. He also worked closely together with several prominent artists to create the atmosphere that still prevails in the building.

During this tour you will discover details in and around the building and get an understanding for how they interact throughout the large scale of the building and the reason it has remained a masterpiece for nearly 100 years.

Tour guides: Eva Larsson, Architectural curator; Petra Adolfsson, Ethnologist/Art historian

Guided tours in English summer 2018

Every Friday at 2—3.30pm, June 29—September 14

I cooperation with the Stockholm City Library

Don’t miss Asplund’s other Stockholm icon: the Woodland Cemetery

Explore this World Heritage on your own, with a free Audio guide or join a guided tour in English every Sunday, June—September.
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