The Stockholm store comprises 1,580 square meters on four floors. Now listed as culture heritage, Swedenhouse was originally built for the Swedish Institute and completed in 1969. In the store, Uniqlo pay tribute to Markelius by exhibiting the building’s history as well as furniture pieces designed by the architect.

The project has a strong connection to its urban setting. Working with the store, we have been careful to integrate the building better with the city life on Hamngatan and in the park, by opening up the Kungsträdgården entrance and bringing new life to the building’s outdoor spaces. At the opening ceremony the terraces were used for an open-air café and a scene for Japanese taiko drummers.

Ceiling plan (above) with installations coordination schedule, and view from main entrance at Hamngatan.