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Strykjärnet

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Identification

Strykjärnet
Arbetets Museum, Museum of Work
276591

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
yellow
neo-classicism

Usages

museum
café work studio/atelier

Facts

  • The name Strykjärnet (Swedish for "The Flatiron") refers to the building's shape where it's built on a rock in the middle of the Motala Stream.
  • Originally built for the city's once blooming textile industry, the building has been occupied by the Museum of Work since 1991.
  • Placed second in the category "Sweden's best building of all time" in an extensive public poll during the Swedish Year of Architecture 2001. The competition was won by Kiruna kyrka while Stockholm Stadshus came in third.

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Location

Holmbrogränden 2
Holmbrogränden 2
60221
Norrköping
Östergötlands län
Sweden

Technical Data

60.37 ft
6
1
1916
1917
1991

Involved Companies

Folke Bensow

1991

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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