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photoblog image Borås  - the old town hall.

Borås - the old town hall.

 

The "Rådhuset" was opened in 1910 and was designed by two of Sweden's leading architects of the early 1900s, Ivar Tengbom and Ernst Torulf, who won the prize of 3,500 kroner.  The exchange rate against the £ in 1910 was about 18 kroner to the £, giving us about £200 (rounding up!) - and the purchasing power of £200 in 1910 is equivalent to about £150,000 today, so I guess the Swedish equivalent was regarded as a pretty big prize!

 

Interestingly, Tengbom, the firm established by Tengbom and Torulf, was the firm responsible for the new football arena in Borås - http://www.tengbom.se/sv-SE/projekt/171/boras-arena  The firm was established in 1906 and I suspect they used the prize money to set up the company :-)

 

 

Borås - the old town hall.

 

The "Rådhuset" was opened in 1910 and was designed by two of Sweden's leading architects of the early 1900s, Ivar Tengbom and Ernst Torulf, who won the prize of 3,500 kroner.  The exchange rate against the £ in 1910 was about 18 kroner to the £, giving us about £200 (rounding up!) - and the purchasing power of £200 in 1910 is equivalent to about £150,000 today, so I guess the Swedish equivalent was regarded as a pretty big prize!

 

Interestingly, Tengbom, the firm established by Tengbom and Torulf, was the firm responsible for the new football arena in Borås - http://www.tengbom.se/sv-SE/projekt/171/boras-arena  The firm was established in 1906 and I suspect they used the prize money to set up the company :-)

 

 

comments (14)

a great building...
Tom Wilson: Yes, much better than the steel and concrete new one smile
Gotta love the town halls of Europe and Scandinavia, Tom!
Tom Wilson: They've got class, haven't they?
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Oct 2015, 01:24
Wow!

Two rat houses in one day! Ayush also showed a restaurant under one.
Tom Wilson: The ground floor of this building is occupied by a coffee shop at one end and a restaurant at the other smile
Wonderful building isn't it!!! Wonder how old the ivy is?!
Tom Wilson: Probably not as old as the building.
  • Martine
  • United States
  • 28 Oct 2015, 05:43
Très joli bâtiment.
Tom Wilson: It is, isn't it?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Oct 2015, 06:17
A splendid & grand edifice Tom. I like the frieze around the fountain
Tom Wilson: Yes - I've got a closer view of that, somewhere around - or perhaps i'll take another on my next trip.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Oct 2015, 07:54
Great picture of the grand old building. The weather looks agreeable.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Louis - yes, it was a lovely September day.
Wow, this is quite a great building Tom!
Tom Wilson: Very good, isn't it?
A grand building and I can imagine how pretty the green blanket will look when bright red.
Tom Wilson: I think it is Russian Vine that goes red and this is just plain ivy - I think! Could be wrong.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Oct 2015, 10:27
An impressive building, Tom.
Tom Wilson: I've always thought so, since I first saw it in, I think, 1981.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 28 Oct 2015, 11:06
What a superb building, Tom - in a way it is a pity they let the vegetation grow up
Tom Wilson: Oh - I think the ivy adds a little something smile
What a fine looking building, the Ivy gives it some character as does the little clock above the door.
Tom Wilson: A fine building altogether I think, Brian.
A wonderful building Tom, and I like the ivy
Tom Wilson: The firm continues to do some very nice buildings - I especially like this one: http://www.tengbom.se/en-US/projects/266/fristad
it's a magnificent building with the sculptures around the fountain Tom...
i love the blue tones in the windows... the sky and the shadows on the right....petersmile

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