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Parliament House, Stockholm

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The Parliament House (Swedish: Riksdagshuset), is the seat of the parliament of Sweden, the Riksdag. It is located on nearly half of Helgeandsholmen (island), in the Gamla stan (old town) district of central Stockholm.
Architecture
The building complex was designed by Aron Johansson in the Neoclassical style, with a centered Baroque Revival style facade section. Parliament House was constructed between 1897 and 1905. In 1889, a competition had been held to select a design for the new Parliament building, that Johansson won. Upon opening, it replaced the Old Riksdag Building (Gamla Riksdagshuset) on Riddarholmen (island). The two buildings of the complex were originally constructed to house the Riksdag in one, and the Sveriges Riksbank (Swedish National Bank) in the second, of a semicircular shape. Assembly Hall expansion After the bicameral Riksdag was replaced by a unicameral legislature in 1971, and the bank relocated, the building housing the bank was rebuilt to house the new Assembly Hall. During the construction, the Parliament moved into temporary premises in the newly erected Kulturhuset (House of Culture) south of Sergels Torg, also in central Stockholm.
Right Livelihood Award
The Right Livelihood Award, awarded by the Swedish Parliament annually, is presented to recipients at a ceremony in Parliament House annually. The award was established in 1980 to honour and support those "offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today." There presently 149 Laureates from 62 countries.
References
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Riksdagshuset - Deutsch -> English  Français -> English  Polska -> English  
Здание риксдага - Русский -> English  
Palazzo del Parlamento svedese - Italiano -> English  
Palacio del Parlamento de Suecia - Español -> English  
Palau del Parlament de Suècia - Català -> English  
Riksdagshuset i Stockholm - Norske -> English  Svenska -> English  
Ruotsin valtiopäivätalo - Suomalainen -> English  
国会大厦 (斯德哥尔摩) - 简体中文 -> English  
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