Swedish wooden architecture has a long and lasting relationship with nature. From the tree-like pillars of the world-famous Woodland Chapel designed by Gunnar Asplund in 1920 to the distinctive designs of “Naturum” visitor information centres where you can learn more about the local geology, flora, fauna and cultural heritage. Swedish wooden architecture playfully imitates nature and harmonises with the natural settings.
With its varied topography Swedish nature is often challenging for architects. Among the wide diversity of wooden structures in Sweden there are many examples of architecture that has been skilfully integrated into the environment and that complements the local landscape. Within the architectural flora you will find buildings that borrow elements from nature, spaces that mimic the landscape and structures that strikingly frame the natural scenery.