Scandinavian ‘Oscars of Architecture’


Swedish and Danish architects received the great prizes for a football club in Stockholm and a twisted skyscraper, the Vancouver House in Canada, last month.

The two Scandinavian architect firms received the prizes at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore. DinellJohansson’s architecture, Lingövallen, was awarded the Small Project Prize for a football club in a Stockholm suburb, while the Danish firm Big won a price for their twisted skyscraper, Vancouver House, in the category Future Project of the Year.

Vancouver house in Vancouver, Canada, is currently one of the world’s most talked about real estate projects, including both high and low-rise structures.

The net result that BIG has arrived at is a unique typology that will certainly create a more interesting skyline in Vancouver and be the most advanced form of real estate.

The facility Lidingövallen, designed by Dinell Johansson for Lidingö football club has a roof that doubles as spectator seating and provides a gallery, café and office. The architects felt they could accommodate all of these spaces beneath the seating bleachers.

A combination of metal panels and wooden slats gives the structure a patterned surface. Triangular openings create routes through the pitch.

“Small project with a big impact” said the judges, who also praised its “efficient delivery”.

Scandinavian ‘Oscars of Architecture’’, written by Admin