2016.12.14 11:14

[END] A Temple for Hilma

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A Temple for Hilma

An art museum for the Swedish artist and pioneer of abstraction Hilma af Klint. Virtually unknown until just a few years ago, Hilma af Klint produced her first abstract paintings in 1906, years ahead of traditional abstract pioneers like Kandinsky and Mondrian. 110 years later, she is still waiting for her due recognition - and a home for her collection. A Temple for Hilma seeks to address this by asking participants to submit ideas for an art museum dedicated to Hilma af Klint and her work.


Alongside the af Klint collection, the design should incorporate a secondary space for e.g. temporary exhibitions, lectures etc. - the exact function of this space is left to the discretion of each participant.

The building concept should be influenced by af Klint’s art and life. As long as choices and interpretations are clearly communicated in the proposal, it is up to each participant to decide which aspects to focus on, and how the influence should be interpreted.


The site is a located on Lidingö, a large island in Stockholm, Sweden. It lies within walking distance of public transport hub Ropsten - easily reached from the city centre - as well as of Millesgården, historically the residence of renowned Swedish sculptor Carl Milles, now one of Sweden’s most acclaimed sculpture gardens and galleries.


This is an opportunity to let abstraction meet architecture. Find out more on

Jury will be announced on the Combo Competitions website no later than December 5th.

Awards total $2,600

cash prize award: $ 2,600.00 USD