White wins International Design Awards with municipal building

The White designed municipal building in Täby outside Stockholm, Sweden, has been awarded the gold medal in the “Architecture – Institutional” category in the International Design Awards (IDA). The awards acknowledge and praise design vision and talent in architecture and design.

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Photo by Anders Bobert

White won an open architecture competition to design the municipal building in 2010, its proposal being judged against 70 other submissions. The building is designed to achieve maximum transparency between the municipality and its citizens. It opened in spring 2017.

Located in a former parking lot, the municipal building is in a strategic position connecting Täby centre, library, church, municipal swimming pools and school. Its glass façade with panels of brass sheet will change and acquire patina over time. The building is set to achieve Gold certification according to the Sweden Green Building Council.

Lead architects for the project are Thomas Rudin and Robert Schmitz.

IDA Täby Kommunhus