Royal College of Music

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Stockholm, Sweden
Landscape architects

Jimmy Norrman

Contributing architects
Johan Krikström, Marianne Randers, Emma Norrman

Akademiska Hus

Preparation of ground area surrounding the Royal College of Music, Stockholm

In 2016 the Royal College of Music in Stockholm will move into fresh and purpose-built accommodation that will form the newest concert hall in Stockholm.

The college is establishing a fresh campus with the new buildings integrated in the historic setting. The Swartling stables form a contrast and time capsule for the surrounding campus area.

The college leads down to Valhallavägen with a flight of steps a hundred metres broad.  This has the effect of drawing attention to the public buildings while also bridging the two-metre height difference between the college entrance and the street. The stairway also serves an important function as meeting point and a place to sit.

The status of historic building is preserved by the presence of the stable level, framed by the college buildings and providing an intimate and sheltered inner courtyard for students, staff and the general public.

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