Wingårdhs is the common name for Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB and Wingårdh and Medarbetare AB. Gert Wingårdh, architect SAR/MSA and CEO, is the owner and manager.
The office is today among the five largest architect groups in Sweden, and among the ten largest in the Nordic Region. This falls well in line with the target set in the office’s general objectives that we must be one of Scandinavia’s leading architecture firms.
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB has been operating in Gothenburg since 1977, in Stockholm since 1985, and in Malmö since 2011.
As we enter our thirtieth year of business, we employ 78 men and 82 women in our total of 160 staff, 86 architects, 16 interior designers, 27 constructional engineers, 10 visualisers, 4 data technicians, 2 model makers, 1 plan architect, 1 writer, 5 administrators and 8 trainees. We come from eight different countries on three continents. The distribution is 114 employees in Gothenburg, Stockholm and 40 in 6 in Malmö.
We are a knowledge company where it is commonplace for employees to assume great responsibility.
We are in a state of growth. The office has an expressed objective of recruiting personnel primarily from the younger generation. This gives everyone a chance to assume responsibility and to develop within a range of projects. We have established a very sound organizational structure.
The office works on all types of projects, from product development (e.g. Volvo’s stands at international auto shows) and interior design (e.g. the Filippa K store “Ease” on Grev Turgatan in Stockholm) to large structures (e.g. Hyllie center in Malmö) and urban planning projects (e.g. Havneholmen in Copenhagen).
We work on projects in all phases, from pilot studies and surveys to finished construction documents. The office has extensive experience working with both renovation and new construction.
Our clients are private businesses, government authorities, municipalities, real estate developers, building contractors, and private individuals.
A large proportion of our clients are returning customers, such as AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Volvo, Statens Fastighetsverk (Swedish National Property Board), AP, Riksbyggen (the Cooperative Housing Organization of the Swedish Trade Unions), HSB, SKB, Steen & Strøm, and others. Today the office has great expertise in working throughout Sweden and internationally.
We have executed projects in Denmark (housing and offices), Finland (housing), England (offices and theme park), Germany (visitor center/aquarium and sculpture museum), the United States (houses), and China (offices and R&D).
Within the framework of projects for two large clients, Ericsson and Volvo, we are working in some thirty other countries around the world.
Wingardhs is committed to the artistic and poetic dimensions of architecture. We always try to transcend the ordinaries of the brief.
2011 Gert Wingårdh [ed]: Wingårdh arkitektkontor, Annual Report 2010; Hus 10, Gina Tricot, Villa G.
2010 Falk Jaeger: Wingårdhs [Jovis Portfolio]
2008 Mikael Nanfeldt (ed): Gert Wingårdh; Thirty Years of Architecture through Forty Years. (Birkhäuser Verlag)
2008 Gert Wingårdh and Rasmus Wærn (ed): Crucial Words. Conditions for Contemporary Architecture. (Birkhäuser Verlag)
2008 The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture (Phaidon)
2004 The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. [Phaidon]
2001 Wingårdh Arkitektkontor. Organic High Tech [lárcaedizioni]
2001 The Swedish Architecture & Design Yearbook 2001 [Arvinius Förlag AB]
2001 Ostrowski, Stefan; Nordic by nature [Natur och Kultur / LT]
2001 Wærn, Rasmus; Gert Wingårdh, architect [Birkhäuser – Publishers for Architecture]
2000 Bergqvist, Mikael, Hur bra hus blir till och förvaltas [Statens Fastighetsverk]
2000 Sommar, Ingrid; Ø-design [Wahlström & Widstrand]
2000 Matter and Mind in Architecture [Alvar Aalto Foundation, Building Information Ltd]
2000 Thurell, Sören; Fritidshuset [Byggförlaget AB]
1999 Hultin, Olof; Arkitektur i Sverige, Architecture in Sweden 1995–1999 [Arkitektur Förlag AB]
1998 Caldenby, Claes ed. ; Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert, Schweden [Prestel Verlag]
1998 Arvinius, Marie, Linda Rampell; Arkitektur o Form 98 [Arvinius Förlag AB]
1997 Riewoldt, Otto; Intelligent Spaces. Architecture for the information age [Laurence King Publishing]
2012 Best urban structure, best architecture and best built environment prizes awarded to Spira by Jönköping municipality
2011 Kungsbacka best urban structure award for Aranäs.
2010 The Gustaf Dalén Medal
2009 MIPIM Sustainability Award, commended project for Kuggen, Göteborg, Sweden
2008 World Architecture Festival. Best building for shopping awarded to K:fem, Vällingby.
2007 Kasper Salin Award for House of Sweden, Washington DC
2007 [Nominee] Kasper Salin Award for Citadellbadet, Landskrona
2006 Kasper Salin Award for Aranäs senior high school
2006 [Nominee] The Forum Prize for Citadellbadet and Ease
2005 Helge Zimdals Award for Villa Astrid, Göteborg
2005 [Nominee] Kasper Salin for Mimers Hus. Kungälv, Sweden
2005 The Prince Eugen Medal
2005 [Nominee] The Forum Prize for Villa Astrid
2004 Träpriset (the Swedish Wooden Award) for Universeum, Göteborg
2002 ECSN European Award for Excellence in concrete for Arlanda TWR, air traffic control tower at Arlanda Airport
2001 SAR´s Housing Award 2001 for Kajplats 01, apartment building at the Bo01 Housing Expo in Malmö
2001 Best Contemporary Building. First prize in Swedish public election for Universeum, Göteborg
2001 R&D Magazine´s 2001 Laboratory of the Year for AstraZeneca R&D Waltham site, phase 1
2001 Kasper Salin Award for the Auditorium and Student Union at Chalmers University of Technology
1999 [Nominee] Kasper Salin for Ericsson ECS, Lund, Sweden
1997 [Nominee] Kasper Salin for the Chancellery of the Royal Swedish Embassy in Berlin
1993 Kasper Salin Award for Astra Zeneca R&D Mölndal site
1988 Kasper Salin Award for Öjiared Country Club, Lerum
2011 Nordic Models. Common Ground. Scandinavia House, New York. "Tåken Naturum".
2010 Nine Houses. The Finnish Museum of Architecture, Helsinki.
2009 Seven Houses + a Project, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Sweden
2009 Eleven Houses. Jönköpings Läns museum, Jönköping.
2008 Eight Houses. Röhsska Museet, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2008 Eleven Houses. Swedish Museum of Architecture, Stockholm
2008 Eleven Houses. Form Design Centre, Malmö.
2006 The Eighth Belgrade Triennial of World Architecture, June 15 – July 1, 2006
2006 A World in One City, A sketch for London. London Architecture Biennale, 16-25 June 2006
2004 La biennale di Venezia, the 9th International Architecture Exhibition, METAMORPH - Topography, "Biesse-baenie", Atmosphere, "Swedish Embassys in Washington"
2003 Objekt; Sölvesborgs Konsthall, Saltarvet, Fiskebäckskil and at NK, Göteborg. With Jens Thoms-Ivarsson and Mats Nilsson Arcitectural models
2002 WARK WORK; Arkitekturgalleriet, Stockholm. Exhibition about the 25th year. 8 different ways of 8 different architects. 8 different faces, not only Gert Wingårdh.
2001 Monumentala Byggnader; Galleri Dunér, Göteborg. A meeting between the sculptor Claes Hake and Gert Wingårdh.
2001 På höjden med Gert Wingårdh; Arkitekturgalleriet, Stockholm. "Bostadstorn i Göteborg", "Arlanda TWR", "Scandinavian Tower", "Sergels Torn", "Chalmerstornet" and "Spiror".
2001 Airport Architecture; Skissernas Museum, Lund. "Arlanda TWR"
2001 New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Japan 2001; Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan. “Universeum”
2001 La Suède Construit, architecture en Suède 1995–2000; Le Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, France.
2000 Panoramas Européens; Pavillon de l´Arsenal, Paris, France. “Chancellery of the Royal Swedish Embassy in Berlin”, “Arlanda TWR” and “Nybodahöjden".
2000 Sweden-Malmö; La Biennale di Venezia VI Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Venice, Italy. “Bo 01”
1998 Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert: Schweden; Deutsches Architektur- Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. “Öijared Executive Country Club” and “AstraZeneca R&D Möndal site”.
1997 20; Galleri Grå, Stockholm. Twenty-year retrospective showing twenty projects. Also shown at Formdesign, Malmö.
1996 Northern Factor: New Generation of the North; La Biennale di Venezia VI Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Venice, Italy. “AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal site”.
1994 Flanör; Designgalleriet, Göteborg. “Scandic Crown Hotel, Slussen”, “Öijared Country Club”, “Nilsson Residence”,“AstraZeneca R&D Mölndal site” and “Ale Secondary School”.
1991 Aspekter; Arkitekturmuseum, Stockholm. “AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal site”, “Scandinavium expansion” and “Nilsson Residence”. Aspect “Useless – Useful”.
1990 Aspekter X om 90; Galleri Leger, Malmö. “AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal site”, “Nilsson Residence”, “Swanborg-Edén Residence”. Exerpts also shown in Copenhagen and Århus.
1982 Scandinavia Today; Scandinavian Art Foundation, New York, USA. “Nordh Residence” and “The Leonis´ Restaurant”.
1981 Huset som billede; Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark. “Nordh Residence” and “Leonis´