New art to adorn Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Last autumn, Swedavia announced a competition to produce artistically creative, functional and communicative works of art for the buildings now under construction at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The jury has now completed its deliberations and the winners have been selected.
"As part of the work to develop a consistent design strategy for Swedavia's airports, it has been determined that access to art and the range of works available at our airports are important tools. Swedavia does not create art; instead, its role is serve as a host to promote artistic collaborations that strengthen local ties, enhance the feeling of flying or help change passengers' experience of their time spent at the airport," says Jessica Einebrant, who is in charge of brand & design at Swedavia.
"Last autumn, Swedavia announced a competition to produce artistically creative, functional and communicative works of art for the buildings now under construction at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, which fall under the scope of the Stockholm Arlanda Development Programme. The aim is to obtain works that have a clear character of their own, their own identity and a function. Their function should be to create feelings that guide visitors, welcome them and enhance the atmosphere. Art is an important emotional complement to the functional and commercial operations that constitute the foundation of an airport and are part of an inspiring atmosphere and overall experience," says Peder Grunditz, airport director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
The competition ran from October 18, 2017, to February 28, 2018. The winners were chosen by a jury of five people, who were also assisted by two experts in the field.