Stockholm City Library

Stockholm, Sweden 2014–2019

Client: Stockholms Stad Heritage status: Blåklassad

The City of Stockholm commissioned a scheme to expand capacity of Erik Gunnar Asplund’s Stockholm City Library in 2014, abandoning earlier plans to build a new city library building.

Some parts of the existing library, including the international library collection, are combined in the Annex —a separate building on the west side— and the library does not have sufficient space for all its activities. The new programme required a doubling of the number of seats to allow the integration of the international library collection into the main building, the extension of the children’s library, and a renovation of the rotunda and historic rooms.

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Drawings 1

Lower ground floor plan

Drawings 2

Ground floor plan

Drawings 3

Library floor plan

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Section through the rotunda

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Section through the City Foyer

Axonometric Drawings

Axonometric Drawings 1

The Bazaars

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Childrens' Library

Axonometric Drawings 3

The City Foyer

Axonometric Drawings 4

Library floor


Stockholm, Sweden


Stockholms Stad

Blåklassad (equivalent to Grade I listed)

10,650 m²

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project architect
Nina Lundvall

Project team
Dominik Arni, Thomas Back, Catija Christensen Anna Cooke, Declan Corbett, Mona Fögler, Rod Heyes, Darya Moatazed-Keivani, Paul Maich, Amy Perkins, Liselore Vandecandelaere, Nora Walter

Executive architects
Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor

Interior designers
Nyréns Arkitektkontor
In Praise of Shadows Arkitektur
Unik Fabrik

Landscape architects
Cedervall Arkitekter

Structural engineer
Sweco Structure

Services engineer

Electrical engineer
Sonny Svensson Konsult

Cost consultant
BK Beräkningskonsulter

Nora Walter