Kasper Salin Prize

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Kasper Salin Prize
Bronze plaque of the 2005 winner
Awarded forSwedish building or group of buildings "of high architectural quality"
Presented byArchitects Sweden (Sveriges Arkitekter)
First awarded1962; 62 years ago (1962)
Last awarded2020
Currently held byThe House of Culture, Stockholm

The Kasper Salin Prize (Swedish: Kasper Salin-priset) is a prize awarded annually by Architects Sweden (Sveriges Arkitekter) to a Swedish building or building project "of high architectural quality". It is considered the most prestigious architectural prize in the country[citation needed] and has been awarded since 1962. The award is distributed to the building itself and consists of a bronze relief, designed by Swedish architect Bengt Lindroos (1918–2010), which is attached to the building. The prize was funded on the basis of a donation from Kasper Salin (1856–1919) who served as the city architect of Stockholm from 1898 until 1915.[1][2]

A satirical version of the award, Kasper Kalkon, was created by Architectural Uprising.[3]


Several years (1965, 1973, 1990, 2004) have seen two winners, and no prize was awarded in 1976.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Salin, Kasper (1856 - 1919)". KulturNav. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Lindroos, Bengt (1918 - 2010)". KulturNav. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  3. ^ Gersten, Jennifer (2023-08-01). "Scandinavian Uprising Against Modern Architecture". Bloomberg News.
  4. ^ "Kasper Salin-priset" (in Swedish). Architects Sweden. Retrieved 8 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Tidigare Kasper Salin-pristagare" (in Swedish). Architects Sweden. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Tidigare Kasper Salin-pristagare1962–2004" (in Swedish). Architects Sweden. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Vinnare av Kasper Salin priset 2020" (in Swedish). Sveriges Arkitekter. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  8. ^ "The Kasper Salin Prize goes to the reconstruction of Kulturhuset". 26 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Sveriges bästa arkitektur 2023". Sveriges Arkitekter (in Swedish). Retrieved 2024-04-10.

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