An art museum for the Swedish artist and pioneer of abstraction Hilma af Klint. Virtually unknown until just a few years ago, Hilma af Klint produced her first abstract paintings in 1906, years ahead of traditional abstract pioneers like Kandinsky and Mondrian. 110 years later, she is still waiting for her due recognition - and a home for her collection. A Temple for Hilma seeks to address this by asking participants to design an art museum dedicated to Hilma af Klint and her work.
This is an opportunity to let abstract meet architecture. Find out more on www.combocompetitions.com
The site is a located on Lidingö, a large island in Stockholm, Sweden. It lies within walking distance of public transport hub Ropsten - easily reached from the city centre - as well as of Millesgården, historically the residence of renowned Swedish sculptor Carl Milles, now one of Sweden’s most acclaimed sculpture gardens and galleries.
It was chosen due to it’s combination of easy access from the city centre and its beautiful surroundings and views, making it an ideal location for a visitor’s attraction. Furthermore, it has a theoretical availability rarely found in central Stockholm: currently unused, previous municipality plans for the site have included a large-scale aquarium and a public bath.
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