2017 Årets Arkitekt(h)en – Swedish Architect of the Year prize for Flickrum

White Arkitekter’s Rebecca Rubin and Angelica Åkerman have been awarded with the 2017 Årets Arkitekt(h)en – Swedish Architect of the Year accolade for Flickrum.

The Årets Arkitekt(h)en – Architect of the Year annual prize is awarded by Sveriges Arkitekter to people who have made a significant contribution to equality and diversity issues in society through architecture.


Flickrum – Room for Girls takes an unconventional approach to closing the gender gap. Exploring the urban realm from the perspective of a teenage girl, the aim of the project was to develop practical methods for equitable architecture by giving girls an opportunity to design their ideal public space.


Involving girls in the design process revealed their preference for public places with strong character concerning colour and form, to be able to see without necessarily being seen, provide a sense of intimacy without being constrictive, and most of all; to be able to leave an imprint on their city.

"For purposeful work that challenges the idea of ​​who the city really belongs to, and increase the ability of girls to use spaces in the city's public realm."
2017 Årets Arkitekt(h)en jury panel

Please share!