Swedens most famous architect
Text and photo by Jeanette Axvi
Architecture. Imagine there are architects that love to create buildings that meet peoples longing for beauty. That creates houses like palaces. Palaces that are for everyone, because they are public houses. Like embassys, for example the swedish embassy in Washington, USA or the swedish embassy in Berlin, Germany. Of course there must exist even private villas that have a taste of palacial beauty.
Picture: Citadellbadet, the hammam in Landskrona, Sweden. In the background big photo of Gert Wingårdh.
- I take a bath at home every morning, he says. Together with my wife Karin in the hot bath - about 41-42 degrees.
- Citadellbadet is like a big waterfall when experienced at the ground floor. The whole building is surrounded with water. And in the swedish emabassy in Washington there is water in the lobby - but this idea came from the famous designer of glass Ingegerd Råman. That of course suited my heart.
About 600 buildings
During 30 years of creative work about 600 buildings have been built. Via many conquests Gert Wingårdh and his crew has reached the status as the most priced architects in Sweden. 5 Kasper Salin prices is a uniqe number gone to this firm which give Gert Wingårdh the status of an icon!