Sunday, October 27, 2013

Nobel Center Matching Game

UPDATE 11/15: Three finalists have been announced. See my new post to find out all of the entries, or see the bottom of this post for the answer key.

Back in April the Nobel Foundation selected twelve architects to vie for the design of the Nobel Center in Stockholm. Eleven of the firms (minus Herzog & de Meuron) submitted designs at the end of September, and each of them can be viewed on the Nobel Center website. Oh, and each entry is anonymous. According to the website: "The jury will not comment on any proposal until 2-5 of them in November 2013 have been selected to proceed to the competitions [sic] second stage. The names of the architects behind each submission will at that point be revealed." Below are the proposals, followed by the list of the architects at bottom. So which architect goes with which proposal?

Design Proposals (in alphabetical order):

A. Archipelago:


B. Beyond 1210:


C. Butterfly:


D. Landing Seagulls:


E. Nobelhuset:


F. Nobel Sphere:


G. P(a)lace to Enjoy, A:


H. PRISM:


I. Room and a Half, A:


J. Space Between, The:


K. "We believe in...":



Participating Architects (in alphabetical order):
  1. 3XN
  2. BIG
  3. David Chipperfield Architects
  4. Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor
  5. Lacaton and Vassal Architectes
  6. Lundgaard and Tranberg Arkitekter
  7. Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten
  8. OMA
  9. SANAA
  10. Snøhetta
  11. Wingårdhs Arkitekter
    If you care to guess, leave a comment below matching the proposals (letters) and architects (numbers), e.g. A1, B2, etc.

    (Thanks to Fred B. for the idea!)

    UPDATE 11/15: The winning combination:

    A6
    B8
    C1
    D7
    E3
    F9
    G11
    H2
    I4
    J10
    K5