A new exhibition at ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design, tells of how the concrete panel systems changed housing as we know it. The exhibition builds on archive sources from Swedish and international archives – and we’ve helped secure contributions form some of our archive customers, such as Svenska Bostäder, HSB, Skanska and Byggmästareföreningens.
Housing billions of people, apartment blocks made of prefabricated concrete panels are one of the most common buildings in the world. The new ArkDes-exhibition Flying Panels – How Concrete Panels Changed the World tells of the time when a concrete panel soaring across the sky symbolized the future and embodied dreams of a better world. The exhibition also tells of the concrete panel systems in contemporary architecture.
The exhibition, which builds on contributions from Swedish business archives at the Centre for Business History, as well as international corporate archives, will take place between 18 October 2019 and 1 March 2020.