Transforming a modernist icon

Vallgossen/S:t Görans High School was designed by Léonie Geisendorf and built in 1960. For Sweden it’s a unique example of International Style design. The building stood empty for a long period of time and had almost gone into disrepair. The former school has now been transformed into 240 student apartments. The most important common rooms have been restored to their former glory, and the exterior has undergone a thorough restoration. Vallgossen is now once again populated by students and its fantastic public spaces are alive again. While Södergruppen dealt with the zoning plan and tender documents, AIX took care of the antiquarian assessment and all building plans.

Photo: Åke E:son Lindman