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Stockholm City Hall (Swedish: Stockholms stadshus, Stadshuset locally) is the seat of Stockholm Municipality in Stockholm, Sweden. It stands on the eastern tip of Kungsholmen island, next to Riddarfjärden's northern shore and facing the islands of Riddarholmen and Södermalm. It houses offices and conference rooms as well as ceremonial halls. It is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet and is one of Stockholm's major tourist attractions.

Stockholm City Hall
Stockholm City Hall, seen from the south, across Riddarfjärden and Mälardrottningen in the Golden Hall.
General information
StatusComplete
TypeGovernment offices
Architectural styleNational Romantic style Romanesque revival
LocationRagnar Östbergs Plan 1
Stockholm Sweden
Coordinates59°19′39″N18°03′18″E /59.3275°N 18.055°E /59.3275; 18.055Coordinates: 59°19′39″N18°03′18″E /59.3275°N 18.055°E /59.3275; 18.055
Construction started1911
Completed1923
OwnerCity of Stockholm
Height106 m (348 ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectRagnar Östberg
References

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In 1907 the city council decided to build a new city hall at the former site of Eldkvarn. An architectural design competition was held, which first resulted in the selection of drafts by Ragnar Östberg, Carl Westman, Ivar Tengbom jointly with Ernst Torulf, and Carl Bergsten. After a further competition between Westman and Östberg, the latter was assigned the construction of the City Hall, while the former was asked to build Stockholm Court House. Östberg modified his original draft using elements of Westman's design, including the tower. During construction, Östberg constantly reworked his plans, resulting in the addition of the lantern on top of the tower, and the abandonment of the blue glazed tiles in the Blue Hall.

Oskar Asker was employed as construction leader and Paul Toll, of builders Kreuger & Toll, designed the foundations. Georg Greve also assisted in preparing the plans. Construction took twelve years, from 1911 to 1923. Nearly eight million red bricks were used. The dark red bricks, called "munktegel" (monks's brick) because of their traditional use in the construction of monasteries and churches, were provided by Lina brickworks of Södertälje.

The building was inaugurated on 23 June 1923, exactly 400 years after Gustav Vasa's arrival in Stockholm. Verner von Heidenstam and Hjalmar Branting delivered the inaugurational speeches.

Stockholm City Hall is an example of National Romantic style. The site, overlooking Riddarfjärden, inspired a central motif, namely the juxtaposition of city architecture and water that represents a central feature of Stockholm's cityscape as a whole.

The hall's style is one of refined eclecticism, blending massive, austere, Northern European brick construction with whimsical elements reminiscent of Venetian Gothic architecture, such as turrets adorned with golden starlets, decorated balconies, wooden masts, and statues.

The Blue Hall, with its straight walls and arcades, incorporates elements of a formal courtyard. Its walls are in fact without blue decorations; the name derives from Östberg's first draft, and is notable as the dining hall where banquets are held after the annual Nobel Prize award ceremony.

The organ in the Blue Hall, with its 10,270 pipes, is the largest in Scandinavia. Above the Blue Hall lies the Golden Hall (Gyllene Salen), named after the decorative mosaics made of more than 18 million tiles. The mosaics make use of motifs from Swedish history. They were executed by the Berlin, Germany, firm of Puhl & Wagner (Gottfried Heinersdorff), after nine years of negotiations by Gottfried Heinersdorff (1883-1941) for the commission.

The southeast corner of the building, immediately adjacent to the shore, is dominated by a monumental tower topped with the Three Crowns, the Swedish national symbol. The tower is 106 metres high and is accessible by lift or a 365 step staircase. The eastern side of its base is decorated with the gold-plated cenotaph of 13th century Swedish statesman Birger Jarl.

Stockholm City Hall has been the location of a number of cultural productions, including the 1991 music video Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave) by Swedish pop duo Roxette.

The small park between the building and Lake Mälaren's shore is adorned with several sculptures, among them Carl Eldh's ensemble representing the artists August Strindberg, Gustaf Fröding and Ernst Josephson, as well as Eldh's bronze sculptures "Sången" and "Dansen" ("The Song" and "The Dance"). To the south-east of the city hall, facing Riddarholmen, is a pillar topped with a statue of Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson.

  • Stockholms City Hall Tower

  • Stockholm City Hall in HDR stereographic projection

  • Stockholm City Hall at night.

  • Stockholm City Hall, inneryard

  • Inner courtyard of Stockholm City Hall

  • Golden room with "Mälardrottning".

  • "Blå hallen"

  • "Rådsalen"

  • Stockholm City Hall on a summer evening.

  • Stockholm City Hall on a winter day.

  • The bells

  • Sankt Erik in tower museum

  • The towermuseum

  • View to north-east

  • Stockholm City Hall at dusk

  • Stockholm City Hall lit up in a 2020 art project during Nobel Week

  1. Stockholm City Hall at Emporis
  2. "Stockholm City Hall". SkyscraperPage.
  3. Norsk kunstnerleksikon: Georg Jens Greve.
  4. Caldenby, Claes; Jöran Lindvall; Wilfried Wang (1998). 20th-Century Architecture Sweden. Munich - New York: Prestel. pp. 65–66. ISBN 3-7913-1936-1.

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Stockholm City Hall Article Talk Language Watch Edit This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Swedish August 2019 Click show for important translation instructions View a machine translated version of the Swedish article Machine translation like DeepL or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate rather than simply copy pasting machine translated text into the English Wikipedia Consider adding a topic to this template there are already 840 articles in the main category and specifying topic will aid in categorization Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low quality If possible verify the text with references provided in the foreign language article You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary accompanying your translation by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation A model attribution edit summary is Content in this edit is translated from the existing Swedish Wikipedia article at sv Stockholms stadshus see its history for attribution You should also add the template Translated sv Stockholms stadshus to the talk page For more guidance see Wikipedia Translation Stockholm City Hall Swedish Stockholms stadshus Stadshuset locally is the seat of Stockholm Municipality in Stockholm Sweden It stands on the eastern tip of Kungsholmen island next to Riddarfjarden s northern shore and facing the islands of Riddarholmen and Sodermalm It houses offices and conference rooms as well as ceremonial halls It is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet and is one of Stockholm s major tourist attractions Stockholm City HallStockholm City Hall seen from the south across Riddarfjarden and Malardrottningen in the Golden Hall General informationStatusCompleteTypeGovernment officesArchitectural styleNational Romantic style Romanesque revivalLocationRagnar Ostbergs Plan 1 Stockholm SwedenCoordinates59 19 39 N 18 03 18 E 59 3275 N 18 055 E 59 3275 18 055 Coordinates 59 19 39 N 18 03 18 E 59 3275 N 18 055 E 59 3275 18 055Construction started1911Completed1923OwnerCity of StockholmHeight106 m 348 ft Design and constructionArchitectRagnar OstbergReferences 1 2 Contents 1 Site and construction 2 Architecture and style 3 Stadshusparken 4 Gallery 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksSite and construction EditIn 1907 the city council decided to build a new city hall at the former site of Eldkvarn An architectural design competition was held which first resulted in the selection of drafts by Ragnar Ostberg Carl Westman Ivar Tengbom jointly with Ernst Torulf and Carl Bergsten After a further competition between Westman and Ostberg the latter was assigned the construction of the City Hall while the former was asked to build Stockholm Court House Ostberg modified his original draft using elements of Westman s design including the tower During construction Ostberg constantly reworked his plans resulting in the addition of the lantern on top of the tower and the abandonment of the blue glazed tiles in the Blue Hall Oskar Asker was employed as construction leader and Paul Toll of builders Kreuger amp Toll designed the foundations Georg Greve also assisted in preparing the plans 3 Construction took twelve years from 1911 to 1923 Nearly eight million red bricks were used The dark red bricks called munktegel monks s brick because of their traditional use in the construction of monasteries and churches were provided by Lina brickworks of Sodertalje The building was inaugurated on 23 June 1923 exactly 400 years after Gustav Vasa s arrival in Stockholm Verner von Heidenstam and Hjalmar Branting delivered the inaugurational speeches Architecture and style EditStockholm City Hall is an example of National Romantic style The site overlooking Riddarfjarden inspired a central motif namely the juxtaposition of city architecture and water that represents a central feature of Stockholm s cityscape as a whole The hall s style is one of refined eclecticism blending massive austere Northern European brick construction with whimsical elements reminiscent of Venetian Gothic architecture such as turrets adorned with golden starlets decorated balconies wooden masts and statues The Blue Hall with its straight walls and arcades incorporates elements of a formal courtyard 4 Its walls are in fact without blue decorations the name derives from Ostberg s first draft and is notable as the dining hall where banquets are held after the annual Nobel Prize award ceremony The organ in the Blue Hall with its 10 270 pipes is the largest in Scandinavia Above the Blue Hall lies the Golden Hall Gyllene Salen named after the decorative mosaics made of more than 18 million tiles The mosaics make use of motifs from Swedish history They were executed by the Berlin Germany firm of Puhl amp Wagner Gottfried Heinersdorff after nine years of negotiations by Gottfried Heinersdorff 1883 1941 for the commission The southeast corner of the building immediately adjacent to the shore is dominated by a monumental tower topped with the Three Crowns the Swedish national symbol The tower is 106 metres high and is accessible by lift or a 365 step staircase The eastern side of its base is decorated with the gold plated cenotaph of 13th century Swedish statesman Birger Jarl Stockholm City Hall has been the location of a number of cultural productions including the 1991 music video Fading Like a Flower Every Time You Leave by Swedish pop duo Roxette Stadshusparken EditThe small park between the building and Lake Malaren s shore is adorned with several sculptures among them Carl Eldh s ensemble representing the artists August Strindberg Gustaf Froding and Ernst Josephson as well as Eldh s bronze sculptures Sangen and Dansen The Song and The Dance To the south east of the city hall facing Riddarholmen is a pillar topped with a statue of Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson Gallery Edit Stockholms City Hall Tower Stockholm City Hall in HDR stereographic projection Stockholm City Hall at night Stockholm City Hall inneryard Inner courtyard of Stockholm City Hall Golden room with Malardrottning Bla hallen Radsalen Stockholm City Hall on a summer evening Stockholm City Hall on a winter day The bells Sankt Erik in tower museum The towermuseum View to north east Stockholm City Hall at dusk Stockholm City Hall lit up in a 2020 art project during Nobel WeekSee also EditArchitecture of Stockholm History of Stockholm List of streets and squares in Gamla stan Geography of Stockholm Stockholm Court HouseReferences Edit Stockholm City Hall at Emporis Stockholm City Hall SkyscraperPage Norsk kunstnerleksikon Georg Jens Greve Caldenby Claes Joran Lindvall Wilfried Wang 1998 20th Century Architecture Sweden Munich New York Prestel pp 65 66 ISBN 3 7913 1936 1 External links Edit Media related to Stockholm City Hall at Wikimedia Commons Stockholm City Official city hall pages CityMayors com Stockholm City Hall Stockholm360 net Virtual Tour of Stockholm City Hall with 360 x 180 degree panoramas Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stockholm City Hall amp oldid 1039463268, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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