House of Sweden in Washington DC. The building was designed by the Swedish architects Gert Wingårdh and Tomas Hansen, with VOA Associates in Washington DC as architect of record. It consists of five floors with a total surface of 7,500 m². The front of the building is made of glass. Construction began in August 2004 and was completed in the summer of 2006. The embassy moved into the building at the beginning of August 2006. Previously the embassy was housed in rented space, first at Watergate 600, and later at 1501 M Street NW.

Gert Wingårdh received the Swedish national architecture award – the Kasper Salin Prize – for House of Sweden in 2007. 

Lighting design: Kai Piippo

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