Ragnar Östberg

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Ragnar Östberg
Ragnar Östberg - from Svenskt Porträttgalleri XX.png
Born (1866-07-14)14 July 1866
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 5 February 1945(1945-02-05) (aged 78)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Architect
Awards Royal Gold Medal
AIA Gold Medal
Honorary member of the Royal Academy
Member of the Stockholm Beauty Council
Buildings Stockholm City Hall
Ragnar Östberg, sculpture by Thorwald Alef

Ragnar Östberg (14 July 1866 – 5 February 1945) was a Swedish architect who is best known for designing Stockholm City Hall.


Östberg was born in 1866 in Stockholm. Scharinska villan in Umeå in north Sweden is considered one of Östberg's best works during his youth.[1]

Östberg has become the most famous architect within the so-called "national romanticist" movement in Sweden. His body of work from the period range from public buildings, such as Stockholm City Hall,[2] to mansions for influential families at the turn of the century, such as Scharinska villan or Nedre Manilla, built for the Bonnier family.



  1. ^ "Scharinska villan". Västerbottens museum. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Chattopadhyay ed., Swati (2014). City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space. p. 61. ISBN 1317802284. 


  • Cornell, Elias, Ragnar Östberg - en svensk arkitekt (1966)
  • Söderberg, Rolf, Svenska Män och Kvinnor del 8 (1955)
  • Thelaus, Erik, Ragnar Östbergs byggnader i Umeå (1983)
  • Monterumisi, Chiara, Ragnar Östberg – Villa Geber, una casa nell’arcipelago. Ediz. Italian, English and Swedish, (2017), In Edibus, Vicenza, ISBN 978-8897221517