The spectacular building, with its two points facing Stockholm’s Central Railway Station, leans out over the Norra Bantorget square. The building’s glass and granite façade reflects the hustle and bustle of the square, complementing its public character while also providing an independent architectural element. The building is a leading structure in the new Stockholm city centre, and might very well be a future architectural classic.
Gert Wingårdh is Sweden’s most famous architect, and has been awarded the Kasper Salin Prize – Sweden’s most prestigious in the field of architecture – four times. He was born in 1951 and studied architecture at Chalmers in Gothenburg, completing his studies in 1975. Two years later, he started his own architecture firm. Besides Clarion Hotel Sign, Wingårdh’s well-known works include the Universeum in Gothenburg and the House of Sweden in Washington.