Guided tour of the building
The building's facades
At Brunkebergstorg 11, in the heart of Stockholm, lies the Riksbank building clad in black granite. The building, designed by architect Peter Celsing, was inaugurated on 8 April 1976. The black granite of the building's facades was quarried in Göinge in northern Skåne. Stonemasons in Bohuslän cut the large stone blocks, producing their rough surface.
In the session chamber hangs Abundantia by Karl Axel Pehrson, woven at Handarbetets vänner (the Friends of Textile Art). From an early stage, Celsing’s ambition was to decorate the stone walls of the interior with textiles in order to form a contrast with the building’s heavy structure and the black granite.