Visualisation of Korsvägen Station by White arkitekter (2017). © City Planning Authority, City of Gothenburg

Open Call: Public Art for the Urban Spaces Around Haga and Korsvägen Stations

To create site-specific, permanent works of art

The City of Gothenburg invites artists and artist groups to participate in the international selective tendering process for one of the biggest infrastructure and urban development projects in the history of the city: the West Link. Two new public artworks are going to be created for the urban spaces around Haga Station and Korsvägen Station.

Practicing artists can apply to be considered for the commission to create site-specific, permanent works of art in the urban spaces around Haga Station and Korsvägen Station in conjunction with the construction of the West Link project. Applications are being accepted during the period September 20 until October 20, 2021.

In conjunction with the construction of the West Link project, a series of public artworks will be created both for the platform areas of the underground stations and for the surrounding environments above ground. The new art is expected to contribute to the design of the public realm and the urban milieu around the stations.

This tender is for two commissions for public art projects — one for the urban space around Haga Station and one for the urban space around Korsvägen Station. The tendering process begins with an open call for Expressions of Interest for either station project, but ultimately the commissions will be awarded to two different artists or artist groups, one for each station.

Artists are encouraged to find optimal locations for their works based on their artistic ideas and to propose strategies for how their art can best be integrated into the urban landscape so that even unforeseen qualities can find expression. The resulting work of art should be permanent.

There is no compensation for submitting Expressions of Interest. The six artists or artist groups who are invited to develop concept proposals will each receive compensation of 126,500 SEK (VAT exclusive). Each of the two artists who are ultimately awarded commissions will be given a production budget of 5,500,000 SEK (VAT exclusive) to execute their artworks.

Further information: goteborgkonst.se