Björn Jakobson, founder of the well-known company, “BabyBjörn”, had the idea of creating a beautiful building for art and cultural experiences in the Stockholm archipelago in the beginning of the millenium. He realised his dreams with the help of Nyréns Arkitektkontor and created Artipelag, which opened to the public in 2012.
The place is wonderfully chosen with the surrounding nature on display outside the large windows but also inside, where part of the underlying rock is visible:
"Up through the floor of our Café & Buffe restaurant rises a huge rock, or "båda" in local archipelago-speak. It consists of metamorphic Gneiss rock originating about 2 billion years ago. When the last land glaciers retreated about 11 thousand years ago, Bådan was eroded to its current rounded shape. At the same time, the ground began to rise, resulting in nature’s own artwork, Bådan, emerging out of the sea circa 1,000 BC. We are proud to have it as a permanent part of our exhibition."
The boardwalk provides access to the surroundings for all, wheather on foot or on wheels and the art hall curates excellent exhibitinos throughout the year.