Slottskajen in Jönköping by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter for Vätterhem. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Slottskajen in Jönköping by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter for Vätterhem. Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Architecture Exhibition Aurora – The Common Good!

January 5, 2016

Summit and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair presents Aurora – Nordic Architecture and Design, an exhibition that takes a closer look at what makes Nordic design unique and displays examples of Swedish housing architecture. The exhibition consists of two parts, one focusing on architecture, The Common good! and one focusing on design, Nordic Conditions.

The lack of housing is one of the largest problems facing contemporary society and a curse for both those without permanent housing and the economy. Housing architecture, however, is not part of the problem. Public housing plays a unique role on the Swedish housing market and has historically been linked with high-quality architecture. By displaying new apartment buildings designed by several of Sweden’s most prominent architects, The Common Good! tells the story of how this rich tradition is being continued with today’s public housing. The exhibition also vindicates rental apartments at a time when housing is often viewed primarily as a commodity. The architecture exhibition is created in collaboration with Swedish Association of Architects.

“Given the current lack of housing, it is particularly interesting to look at the role public housing can play in creating good, sustainable living environments. Our challenge today is to build a very large amount of housing in a very short period of time while also creating functional cities where people can live,” says Tobias Olsson, President of Swedish Association of Architects.

Stand: A35:19

Exhibitors:
Varg Arkitekter and Svenska Bostäder
Tham & Videgård Arkitekter and Vätterhem
Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter and Svenska Bostäder
Vera Arkitekter and Stockholmshem
Sandellsandberg and Hyresbostäder i Norrköping
OkiDoki Arkitekter, Bostads AB Poseidon and Egnahemsbolaget
Jais Arkitekter and MKB
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor and Familjebostäder i Göteborg
Alessandro Ripellino Arkitekter and AB Bostäder i Borås
Semrén & Månsson and Bostads AB Poseidon