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House Of Sweden

US / District of Columbia
Listed By: District of Columbia OCTFME
Location ID: #063-10115044
House of Sweden is a Swedish masterpiece on the banks of the Potomac, the only venue in Washington, DC with panoramic views of the river, Kennedy Center, Air Force Memorial and the Watergate Complex. In 2006, House of Sweden - a stunning example of contemporary Scandinavian architecture designed by Gert Wingårdh and Tomas Hansen - was inaugurated as the new home of the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. As a physical representation of Swedish values such as openness, transparency and democracy, House of Sweden is the flagship of Swedish public diplomacy in the United States. The building houses the Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of Iceland, office suites and an Event Center that features conference and exhibition halls. House of Sweden is owned and managed by the Kingdom of Sweden through the National Property Board Sweden (SFV). With over 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, we are able to accommodate from 2 to 500 guests in a unique minimalistic Scandinavian environment in the heart of historic Georgetown. House of Sweden has been awarded Sweden's most prestigious architecture award; the Kasper Salin Prize for best building. Announced on the 16th of November 2007, the award is a testament to the work and creativity that has gone into creating this unique building. Gert Wingårdh’s and Tomas Hansen’s design for House of Sweden – selected in competition – combines openness and transparency, unusual features in an embassy. It was designed specifically to foster an atmosphere of positive, creative cooperation between two great countries, and to create a base for cultural and commercial exchanges. House of Sweden exemplifies the very best of signature Scandinavian simplicity, modernity, and unpretentious elegance, wedded to characteristic Swedish practicality and flexibility. It invites and inspires Swedes and Americans in an ongoing creative dialog. Designed to rest like a shimmering jewel in the surrounding parkland, the blonde wood, stone, and glass structure is suffused with light, floating at night like an ethereal vision above its sparkling reflection in the Potomac River. The building is light and airy, with large glass segments. Light is a key element, both outside and in. All around the body of the building is a belt of light, backlit wood, which after dark gives the sense that the building is floating. The House of Sweden stands on white pillars and is suffused with Nordic light. The materials are blonde wood, glass and stone, often in layers. If you are interested in hosting an event in House of Sweden, please contact Embassy of Sweden at swedeninusa@gov.se with ‘Event Request’ in the subject line or call 202-467-2600. Click here for additional info.

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2900 K Street Nw
Washington, DC 20007
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District of Columbia OCTFME
Washington, DC
Phone: 202.727.6608
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