The Solliden stage

The Solliden stage at Skansen in Stockholm was originally built in 1938, and was designed by Nils Einar Eriksson. Tyréns was commissioned in 2012-2013 to design the redevelopment and extension that makes the stage at Solliden one of Europe's most modern outdoor scenes.

The stage is culturally very significant and the original shell-shaped stage structure from 1938 remains on the stage. The stage has been modernised and adapted to today's needs for audiences, performances and technology for, for example, television broadcasting.

The assignment included the rebuilding and extension of the entire Solliden stage, as well as surrounding buildings on Sollidenplan. The stage has been raised and extended. The roof over the stage is completely new. The roof consists of a steel frame, as well as a roof with about 400 m2 of sheet metal and frame ribs, like a ship's hull.

"The challenges have been to maintain the high standards of the stage's cultural and iconic values."

Side buildings were demolished and replaced with new offices, service areas, technology areas, stage storage and a building for sound engineers. The frames in the side buildings are made of cross-glued wood (KL wood).

The challenges have been to maintain the high standards of the stage's cultural and iconic values. The implementation was also required to be completed between two summer seasons for the popular sing-along programmes that the stage is traditionally used for.

Client: The Skansen Foundation

Photos: Tove Falk Olsson, Tengbom