Guided tour and architectural lecture about the Embassy of Sweden

Saturday, 21 November 2023 @ | Yarralumla

Cost: Free

Date: Saturday 21 November

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Venue: Embassy of Sweden

Address: 5 Turrana Street, Yarralumla

Bookings: Essential, purchase online here

Website: swedenabroad.com/Canberra


The Embassy of Sweden will host a guided tour of the Embassy, which recently re-opened after extensive renovations by Guida Moseley Brown Architects. The tour will be followed by an architectural lecture from the architect-in-charge of the works discussing the building’s history and key design ideas, past and present.


The Embassy was completed in 1951. It was designed in the Scandinavian modern style by Swedish Architect EGH Lundquist and adapted to suit Australian climatic conditions and materials. It received the 1952 ‘Sir John Sulman Award for Public and Monumental Buildings’ for ‘a building of exceptional merit’. In 2014, Guida Moseley Brown Architects, in collaboration with the National Property Board of Sweden, restored and renovated the building, including its original architectural features. The restored Embassy shows the value of heritage buildings and their importance in the urban fabric of modern cities.

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