Almost 60 years in the making, a midcentury town hall in Uppsala, Sweden, is made whole thanks to an addition by Henning Larsen

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Architect: Henning Larsen
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Completion Date: December, 2021

In Uppsala, a city north of Stockholm, architecture duo (and brothers) Erik and Tore Ahlsén proposed a four-building municipal complex in the early 1960s. The scheme consisted of a series of five-story, bar-like buildings that formed a rectangular perimeter, with an interior courtyard left open. It was largely realized, but construction halted in 1964 when funding dried up, and the complex was left incomplete, leaving it as an open, L-shaped edifice. The unenclosed space was left to turn into a parking lot. Numerous unsuccessful redesigns were attempted, but it wasn’t until 2016—when a

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