Martin Videgård and Bolle Tham.
Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård founded their office in Stockholm in 1999, and since then Tham & Videgård has evolved with an experimental approach into a substantial practice with global reach. Tham & Videgård has won several national and international awards, including two of Sweden’s most prestigious titles, Sveriges Arkitekter’s Kasper Salin Prize, for the Kalmar Museum of Art and the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm. These projects join a diverse portfolio that runs from education buildings to modern art museums, housing, exhibition design and the very influential Tree Hotel in Harads.
The work of Tham & Videgård has been exhibited at the 12th, 13th and 15th International Venice Architecture Biennales, the Lisbon Triennale, the Buenos Aires Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura, the Chicago architecture Biennial, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London UK and at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. On 10th November 2022, an extensive retrospective exhibition showcasing more than one hundred of Tham & Videgårds works opened at ArkDes,Sweden’s national center for Architecture and Design. It runs until 28th August 2023.
‘Architecture is about the future,’ Tham and Videgård explains. ‘A building stands for hundreds of years, so inevitably it is not only contemporary but also a form of continued history projected into the future.’ This strong sense of permanence and the desire to maximise quality and architectural integrity inform Tham and Videgård’ work. ‘The end result is the only thing that matters.’
Ongoing projects include the new Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts in Gothenburg, the new Mess Building for the military academy at Karlberg Castle in Stockholm, new buildings and refurbishment of the old Gasworks district in Stockholm, as well as the Denfert building in Paris and two offices and housing blocks in Prague.
Tham and Videgård are members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and have taught and lectured around the world.