Sergels torg plattan at a friday night…


The Hötorget buildings (Swedish: Hötorgshusen or Hötorgsskraporna, “-scrapers”) are five high-rise office buildings in Stockholm, Sweden. Located between the squares Hötorget and Sergels Torg in the central Norrmalm district, they stand 72 meters tall and are a clearly visible landmark.

Glasobelisken and Bankpalatset Hästskon 12

Glasobelisken, officially “Kristall, vertikal accent i glas och stål” (Crystal, vertical accent in glass and steel), is Edwin Öhrströms glasobelisk at the Sergel torg in Stockholm. Edvin Ohrstrom won the competition for the decoration of Sergel’s Fountain (which was completed in 1967) with a 37.5 meter steel structure with 80.000 glass prism and illuminated from within. According to Edwin Öhrströms original intentions of the obelisk would be illuminated from within. Such lighting was installed in 1993.

Hästskon 12 (Horseshoe 12) is a property located at the intersection Sveavägen / Hamngatan Street at the Sergel torg in central Stockholm. Building was designed by architect Kjell Odeen 1962-70 as the headquarters for Skandinaviska banken and still works as an office for its successor, SEB.
The building consists of three adjoining buildings, the so called S-huset, M-huset and H-huset, according to their positions against Sveavägen, Malmskillnadsgatan and Hamngatan. S-huset which is located along the Sveavägen is separated from the other houses by Malmskillnadsgatan that crosses the building. The entire building has the shape of a horseshoe upside down. The buildings upper basement level is also associated with the complex web of underground transport and streets submerged shops and walkways around the Sergel torg and Sergelgången.


Opened in 1974, Kulturhuset (Swedish for The House of Culture) is a cultural centre to the south of Sergels Torg in central Stockholm. It is a controversial symbol for Stockholm and the growth of modernism in Sweden. Critics find it oversized, malplaced and aesthetically unpleasing.
It was the temporary seat of the Parliament of Sweden (Riksdag) until 1983, while the Riksdag building was remodelled for the unicameral parliament.
Kulturhuset has something for everyone. Every year, they put on thousands of contemporary cultural events. Photo exhibitions, stories for kids, concerts, literary discussions, films, debates and so many other things.