Matchstick Palace

in Stockholm, Sweden



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Tändstickspalatset, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15, 111 53 Stockholm, Sweden
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N59° 19' 54.59" E18° 4' 10.42"   (59.331830555556, 18.069561111111)
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The Matchstick Palace (Swedish: Tändstickspalatset) is an office building on Västra Trädgårdsgatan in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. It was commissioned by the "Match King" Ivar Kreuger as the headquarters of Svenska Tändsticks AB (Swedish Match). It was designed by architect Ivar Tengbom and built by Kreuger & Toll Construction AB 1926-28. The palace remained Swedish Match's office until 1991 and was sold to Telia in 1999, who subsequently sold it to businessman Muhammed Al-Amoundi for SEK 450 million. Swedish Match moved their headquarter back to Tändstickspalatset, to one of the floors, 1 September 2010. The Matchstick Palace was headquarter for Swedish Match in the beginning of the 1930s, 1972–1991, and 2010–2015.
Behind the latticework and Corinthian columns of the main portico is the horse shoe-shaped inner courtyard on which the building is centred. The façades of the ground floor are dressed in marble from Kolmården and the courtyard is furnished with the sculpture Diana fountain I by Carl Milles. Inside the portico are two flight of stairs leading up to the quarters of the board of directors, where is the circle segment-shaped board meeting room with paintings by Isaac Grünewald. On the opposite side of the courtyard, the first two floors are taken up by the session room. The space between the building and the park were kept void until the 1970s.

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Matchstick Palace

Address: Tändstickspalatset, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15, 111 53 Stockholm, Sweden
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