In 1930, the world famous architect Sigurd Lewerentz designed a warehouse for Philips on Gävlegatan in Stockholm. In this building, we’ve now gotten the opportunity to team up with architects at Wingårdhs, and create a contemporary hotel with a design concept based on the history of Lewerentz and the heritage he left behind.
Lewerentz knew how to combine modernity with centuries-old history, and thereby make his work timeless. Blique by Nobis is no exception. The beautiful concrete building has a strictly repetitive façade and urban materials. Simplicity, elegance, and careful choices of materials are characteristics of his buildings.
"Magasinet is designed by the "master of the masters" when it comes to architecture. At first, the task was a bit intimidating, but then a dream come true really. To be able to study and be inspired by the detailing, the consistency, the use of materials was just a joy."
Says Helena Toresson, Vice Managing Director at Wingårdhs.
Almost 50 years after Lewerentz's death, the interest in his work is growing around the world. His eye for details and the ability to remove unnecessities are fascinating architecture enthusiasts all around the world. In October 2021, ArkDes in Stockholm is opening the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of the life and work of the Swedish architect.