Syllen, Årsta/Stockholm

Assignment: Pilot study, art program, project management, ordering of site-specific art to the central courtyard that connects the buildings of the ”Syllen” block. Here you will find common spaces for the people of the block such as play- and seating areas. By the tramline stop ”Årstadal” Stockholmshem is building 357 new apartments in the building Syllen, where 172 of those are student housing ready to be occupied in spring 2019.

Haidar Mahdi’s work ”Årstider” (Seasons) for Syllen will be placed on the courtyard of the newly built block in Årstadal. The piece consists of 4 mm colour glased and silver-plated glass plates placed inside of a steel structure. Lit from within ”Årstider” becomes a focus point that spreads its light out over the yard.

Artist: Haidar Mahdi

Project duration: 2016-2019

Client: Stockholmshem