Gothenburg City Hall, Gothenburg

Gothenburg City Hall, Gothenburg

Gothenburg City Hall is a building complex located on Gustaf Adolf's square . It consists of an older part, which was completed in 1672 and was designed by Nicodemus Tessin and a newer part completed in 1936, designed by the architect Gunnar Asplund .

Planning for a permanent stone town hall began as early as the mid-1660s. Foundation walls, probably intended for a house, were then on the site. The new house was designed by Nicodemus Tessin d.ä.After adjustments, the drawings were completed in 1670. Construction work had already begun in 1668 under the leadership of master mason L. Olofsson from Stockholm. The section towards Stora Hamnkanalen was completed in the summer of 1672. The whole house was then plastered and "brushed".

The town hall was considered too small over time, and the first time the idea of ​​building for it arose was in 1885. But only on October 22, 1936, the scaffolding was demolished, and the highly functionalist extension was inaugurated shortly thereafter. It is most often called the Asplund extension and is characterized on the inside by the bright town hall with its glass wall facing the town hall. The extension is decorated with the relief series The Four Winds (1937–1941) by Eric Grate.

In the town hall sat the former city council for Gothenburg, later Gothenburg town hall court and then parts of Gothenburg district court . On 15 February 2010, the district court was moved to Rättscentrum Göteborg on Ullevigatan 15, which meant that the building was empty until 2012, when it was renovated and rebuilt to become Gothenburg City Hall . On 13 April 2014, the building was reopened by the chairman of the municipal board, Anneli Hultén. It has since housed both the municipal management and the city management office.

Gothenburg City Hall has been a listed building since October 24, 1968 and October 25, 1982. It is owned by the municipality of Gothenburg and managed by Higab .
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Sight Name: Gothenburg City Hall
Sight Location: Gothenburg, Sweden (See walking tours in Gothenburg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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