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Ferdinand Boberg (1903)
Söndrumsurnan in Halmstad

Gustaf Ferdinand Boberg (11 April 1860 - 7 May 1946) was a Swedish architect.[1]

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BiographyEdit

Boberg was born in Falun. He became one of the most productive and prominent architects of Stockholm around the turn of the 20th century.[2] Among his most famous work is an electrical plant at Björns Trädgård in Stockholm, that was inspired by Middle Eastern architecture. The building was converted in the late nineties and is now the Stockholm Mosque. He also designed Nordiska Kompaniet, the most prominent department store in Stockholm and Rosenbad which today houses the Swedish government chancellery.[3]

After retiring as an architect in 1915, Boberg and his wife Anna traveled around Sweden with the aim of preserving the cultural heritage through a book of drawings. Over 3,000 sketches were made and around 1,000 drawings were published in the volume Svenska bilder (“Swedish Images”).[4]

Boberg died in Stockholm, aged 86.

Famous worksEdit

(In chronological order)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ferdinand Boberg - Uppslagsverk - NE.se". www.ne.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  2. ^ Ferdinand Boberg - Architect mit.edu. Retrieved: December 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Ferdinand Boberg answers.com. Retrieved: December 1, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ferdinand Boberg: Svenska bilder". digitaltmuseum.se. Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  5. ^ "Margareta Pavilion, Malmö, Sweden". 23 June 2008 – via Flickr.

External linkEdit

  Media related to Ferdinand Boberg at Wikimedia Commons