Gert Wingårdh



About the Speaker

Gert Wingårdh, architect SAR/MSA, is Wingårdhs owner and CEO. He was born in Skövde in 1951 and graduated from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg 1975. He founded Wingårdhs in 1977, and since then the quality of the office’s large production has generated many prizes and awards both in Sweden and internationally. Wingårdhs is an innovative architecture practice that has presented benchmark buildings for sustainable, sensual and efficient design for forty years. The internationally operating office is based in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö. A staff of circa 200 professionals all operates under the company’s founder.
The office has pioneered thru a wide range of design, from masterplans, housing schemes, civic buildings and transport facilities to private homes, interiors and product design. In a process of dialogue, the architects work intimately together not only with clients, but also with superior specialists in every stage of the design process. No other Swedish firm has been bestowed with more Kasper Salin Awards, the main national prize, which Gert Wingårdh have received six times. Most recently 2021 for Helsingborg Water Tower.
Gert himself has been awarded the Prince Eugene Medal and the Gustaf Dalén Medal, among others. He’s an Hon.D.Tech and professor at Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg, and a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

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