The Artipelag Museum will continue to amaze everyone who visits Stockholm for its fantastic scenery and undisturbed natural environment. The museum is uniquely constructed on top of Sweden’s largest archipelago, otherwise known as an island chain, to preserve its beautiful landscape. People who visit will feel at peace while being deeply interconnected with nature.
The architects for this project are Johan Nyren and Bjorn Jakobson. Jakobson created the museum to create a space that was both an art museum and a wildlife sanctuary. With the help of Nyren, they were able to create a place that epitomizes being one with nature. Nyren used pitch pine planks and a perennial plant-covered roof to cover the entire 32,000 square feet museum so that he can maintain the building’s organic feel and look. The museum’s exterior is created with concrete and wood, and the interior design was carefully modeled to overlook the bay. Jakobson’s interior inspiration comes from an eco-friendly atmosphere that is deeply reflective in its architectural construction. The panoramic windows covering the halls allow the museum visitors to enjoy the scenic view of the tall treetops, free-roaming animals, the ocean and fully immerse in the museum’s environmental experience.
This museum features one giant exhibition room facing the ocean that takes up 11,000 square feet. Connected to that is the Artbox, an event space that is 13,000 square feet and holds many unique experiences such as opera concerts.
We got the pleasure of visiting the Artipelag museum when Signature Women was on display. This exhibition features 100 years of Swedish Art featuring 350 art pieces by about 50 female Swedish artists. This array of collections feature paintings, sculptures, textiles, drawings, and photography and film. This exhibition is solely dedicated to women artists to show appreciation and recognize what was once a marginalized demographic in the art scene.
Some people don’t just come for the art. The museums’ bathroom has been noted as one of the most beautiful bathrooms. A big room on the lower level with walls made out of natural stone and two oval sinks made out of granite in the center. Artipelag is also home to a delicious restaurant with beautiful panoramic views overlooking the Baltic Ocean. The restaurant is unique for using succulent plants from the museum’s roof for the restaurant dishes’ ingredients.
There is just as much to do outside then there is inside. The museum also features Sculpture In Nature, a permanent exhibition that features sculptures from artists worldwide. This exhibition can be seen following a walking path that takes you through the forests and meadow shores. They are constantly adding new pieces and switching some out to feature new talent.
The Artipelag museum is one of the unique experiences you will have that best portrays Stockholm’s pristine environment. The beautiful ocean, cliffs, and undisturbed wildlife will leave you in awe and will leave a lasting impression.