Folksamhuset (Swedish for "Folksam Building") is a high-rise office building at Skanstull on Södermalm, Stockholm and was erected in 1959 as the head office for the insurance company Folksam. Designed by Nils Einar Eriksson, Folksamhuset is 79 metres (259 ft) and 23 stories tall, making it the ninth-tallest building in Sweden.

Western façade, 2008
General information
TypeOffice building
LocationSkanstull Stockholm, Sweden
Coordinates59°18′22″N 18°04′47″E / 59.30611°N 18.07972°E / 59.30611; 18.07972
Construction started1958
Roof79 m (259 ft)
Technical details
Floor count23
Design and construction
Architect(s)Nils Einar Eriksson
Folksamhuset and the bridges passing in front of it.

The building, located on the southern toll of the historical city centre, was created as a vertical accent intended to counterbalance the large scale traffic routes and bridges passing in front of it: Skansbron, Skanstullsbron, and Johanneshovsbron. As one of the components in this urban superstructure, it also serves as a landmark underlining the main southern approach to Stockholm, together with other large-scale structures such as the Globe Arena, Skatteskrapan, and Söder Torn.[1]

Ekeberg marble tiles.

The façades of the building are dressed up in blasted slabs of light grey marble, referred to as Ekebergsmarmor in Sweden. At the base of the building is a terrace with green areas. The interior office-spaces, the design of Yngve Tegnér, were inspired by large-scale industrial production.[1]

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Notes edit

  1. ^ a b Wærn

References edit

  • Wærn, Rasmus (1999). "Norra innerstaden". Guide till Stockholms arkitektur (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Arkitektur Förlag AB. p. 151. ISBN 91-86050-41-9.