my favorite hangout
Architect, founding partner Alessandro Ripellino Arkitekter and
currently creating the Swedish pavilion for Expo 2020 in Dubai.
“ONE OF THE PLACES in Stockholm that I really love is the
Himlen restaurant’s skybar at the top of the Skrapan building.
It’s quite an experience to watch the city light from the 26th floor. We, at Alessandro Ripellino
Arkitekter, love skyscrapers and we even design some ourselves. I believe the conversion of Skrapan,
from the HQ of the Swedish Tax Agency in Stockholm to student housing, has made an impact on
large areas of Södermalm and created a better city. It’s also within walking distance of the office!”.
Pye Aurell Ehrström
Architect SAR/MSA and Partner
at Marge Arkitekter. Part of this
year’s Greenhouse jury.
“I RECOMMEND a walk along the quays of
Stockholm to understand the structure of
the city and enjoy its beauty. Especially if you
are lucky to hit a sunny day. If you have more
time it is simply magical to take a boat trip
out to the archipelago from Strömkajen, just
opposite the Royal Palace. Then you will also
see the ferry terminal pavilions designed by
us at Marge Arkitekter. Otherwise continue
to nearby CF Hill on Trädgårdsgatan, close to
Kungsträdgården, for an inspirational visit
“I WAS BORN and raised in Stockholm. The
beauty of this city is the closeness to nature
and the access to the archipelago, where
I spend as much time as possible in my
summer house on the island of Vindö. Here
it is easy to recharge, contemplate and get
to one of the most interesting art galleries in
Stockholm today. They show quality exhibitions
in a beautiful old palace from 1648. On your way
back drop by Operakällarens Bakficka, a small
cozy restaurant where they serve the Swedish
classics. Apart from the good food, the interiors
from 1962 by Peter Celsing and Nils Tesch are
listed and worth a visit by themselves.”.
Industrial designer that
co-founded Form us with love,
Baux, TID and Forgo. Part of
this year’s Greenhouse jury.
CF Hill // Mats Gustafson – Fir Tree,
2001. Photo: Annika Berglund.
inspired, no matter what your workdays look
like. So my Stockholm recommendation
would be the archipelago. Go to one of
the closer islands for lunch or a stay over,
on either a ferry from Nybrokajen or a bus
from Slussen. Why not visit the art gallery
Artipelag, for instance?
For a bite to eat I need to recommend a
small place at St: Eriksgatan 70, close to our
studio, called Totemo Ramen, where they
prepare a killer spicy miso. Just be aware of
the short opening hours (11:30–15:00).”.