Winner announced from 330 international entries for architecture and design competition in Jakobsberg

In early April this year, the Kalejdohill project announced an international competition for those active in the fields of architecture, design and social media. The aim of the competition was to present suggested designs for the entrances to the Kvarnbacken site in Jakobsberg, Järfälla Municipality. 


“We decided to go international in order to draw inspiration from other parts of the world. We had no idea that the competition would become such a huge hit so quickly, but we received over 640 notifications of interest and 330 discrete entries from all over the world. Two winning entries were finally announced on Friday, on site in Jakobsberg, by our stellar super-jury of Andres Jaque, Marina Otero Verzier and Brendan Cormier,” says Mia Lundström, Project Manager for Kalejdohill. 


The idea for the competition came from the Swedish “Folkets Park” concept and the social role that the parks played in the early and mid-20th century. Last Friday saw the jury announce the winners during a ceremony in the Jakobsberg Centrum mall and service centre, after which an hour and a half-long seminar was held on the theme of architecture, design and meeting places. The jury were unanimous in their decision to choose two design proposals from the 330 entries received for the competition and work will begin on their construction on Kvarnbacken in the autumn of 2016 as part of the Kalejdohill project. The jury also presented a third entry – “The People’s Choice” – that was voted for by the people of Jakobsberg when a selection of the entries was displayed in the Centrum last week. “The People’s Choice” will also be installed in Kvarnbacken during the course of the project, which means that a total of three entrances to the site will be constructed. 

First prize: 

Procrastinated Gate by Manuel García Sarafian, architect from Madrid/Berlin.

Second prize:

Virtual Limits by Javier Fernández Ponce, architect from Barcelona.

“The People’s Choice”:

Alexander Yatsenko, artist from Kiev.


Further information

Mia Lundström, Project Manager, Kalejdohill, tel. +46 (0)708 483 313,

Andreas Angelidakis, Creative Leader, Kalejdohill, +30 694 488 2331,

View the entries and find out more about them at:


For further information about the jury and the Kalejdohill project:


Kalejdohill starts in the Kvarnbacken area of central Jakobsberg and examines new locality and destination development forms, employing architecture, art, and design to engage locally and inspire globally. The project will run for two years and will be financed by a partnership between HSB, Veidekke Bostad and Einar Mattsson. The potential for establishing a new architecture and design centre in Järfälla – one of Sweden’s most expansive municipalities – will also be investigated within the framework of the project.