Admiralty House

Admiralty House


Stockholm, Sweden (SE)
The Admiralty House (Swedish: Amiralitetshuset) is an Admiralty House on the islet Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm, Sweden.

Built in 1647-50 as the Admiralty Board moved over to Skeppsholmen, and probably designed by Louis Gillis, a Dutch architect operating in Stockholm since the 1620s, it was built in a Dutch Renaissance style with stepped gables, much like the present building, but the lime stone portal is the only part remaining from this period. In 1680-1750 it was used as an archive, and then as a corn stable until 1794 when rebuilt as a barrack.

Still used as the latter, it was redesigned in 1844-46 by the architect Fredrik Blom as a Neorenaissance building with turrets added on the corners.

It was rebuilt in 1952 by Rudolf Cronstedt to accommodate the Admiralty again, but is today housing the Swedish Tourist Association (Svenska Turistföreningen, STF).
The Admiralty House (Swedish: Amiralitetshuset) is an Admiralty House on the islet Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm, Sweden.

Built in 1647-50 as the Admiralty Board moved over to Skeppsholmen, and probably designed by Louis Gillis, a Dutch architect operating in Stockholm since the 1620s, it was built in a Dutch Renaissance style with stepped gables, much like the present building, but the lime stone portal is the only part remaining from this period. In 1680-1750 it was used as an archive, and then as a corn stable until 1794 when rebuilt as a barrack.

Still used as the latter, it was redesigned in 1844-46 by the architect Fredrik Blom as a Neorenaissance building with turrets added on the corners.

It was rebuilt in 1952 by Rudolf Cronstedt to accommodate the Admiralty again, but is today housing the Swedish Tourist Association (Svenska Turistföreningen, STF).
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Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: kkeps

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