Swedish Wood Award 50 years

Modern wood construction plays a key role in making it possible for Sweden to reach the goal of becoming fossil-free by 2045, while at the same time meeting the needs of new housing and development. In recent years, there has been a major breakthrough in the use of wood construction for apartment buildings, bridges and halls.

The Swedish Wood Award, which turned 50 years old in 2017, is one of Sweden's largest architectural awards. Every four years, it is given to a building that represents good Swedish architecture in wood, and which reflects the times we live in. It also highlights the advantages wood offers in terms of reduced climate impact and architectural possibilities.

On this page you will find video clips celebrating some of the buildings in the long history of the Swedish Wood Award.