Previous Exhibition

Architecture Projects: Brunns­parken

A monument to partying, complete with secret rooms. A teenager, looking for their identity. A place that has served its purpose. Visions for the Brunnsparken of the future differ wildly when architects are given a free hand to speculate around the future of one of Gothenburg’s most talked-about spaces.

In conjunction with Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary, The Röhsska Museum presented eight speculative conceptualisations for how one public space in Gothenburg could look. The exhibition Architecture Projects: Brunnsparken explored how architects or designers from other disciplines envision a future Gothenburg.

Photo: Carl Ander, the Röhsska Museum. 

Rather than offering feasible, complete design solutions conforming to planning rules and developers’ profit margins, the architects were encouraged to use this opportunity to think differently. In the exhibition each architect was asked to present their utopian vision for Brunnsparken through the traditional means of a plan drawing, a model, a manifesto and inspirational objects.

Image: model by Fabel Arkitektur, photo: Carl Ander, the Röhsska Museum. 

Participating exhibitors:

  • Erik Järkil Arkitektur
  • Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter
  • Fabel Arkitektur
  • Mareld Landskapsarkitekter
  • Studio Johan Linton
  • Hedlund/Ekenstam
  • Unit Arkitektur
  • Per Nadén Arkitektur

The exhibition ran from the 5th of June until the 26th of September 2021.

The exhibition was a site-specific development and variation of the 2019 exhibition Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron at ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm.

Opening programme

Opening programme with Nina Due, museum director of Röhsska Museum, Naima Callenberg, curator and exhibition designer for Architecture Projects: Brunnsparken, Kieran Long, director of ArkDes and James Taylor-Foster, curator of contemporary architecture and design. The opening programme will be held in English.

Top image: Oskar Laurin.