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Arkitekttävlingen om Stockholms stadsbiblioteket.: Orsak och verkan
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is a case study of the architectural competition for the Stockholm Public Library and accounts for the course of events from the first initiative in the early years of the 2000s until the project was cancelled in late 2009. The intent is to examine the reasons why the project was never implemented and what could have been done differently. This case study is viewed from a planning perspective. The architecture competition that was to become one of the world's largest ever was launched in 2006 with diverse purposes. The library had long been in need of more space, but it also soon became clear that the city wanted to use the competition and the new library building to put the city of Stockholm on the international architectural scene. In addition with the world famous Asplund’s library building and the cultural value of the composition, including the annexes, it became an extremely difficult assignment. The approach to in an early stage involve the public through a democratic process failed, which caused a debate to start after the competition was completed when the possibility of influencing the project was small. When the  stimated costs of the project grew, it became increasingly difficult for the Stockholm politicians to defend the project against a growing adverse opinion.

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2010. , 30 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24838OAI: diva2:353564
Available from: 2010-09-28 Created: 2010-09-28 Last updated: 2010-09-28Bibliographically approved

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