Sorgenfrivägen, Malmö

Public Commission, 1996


Exterior colour design of the area Sorgenfri in Malmö with 4 buildings of 8 floors and 12 buildings of 4 floors. The colours are graduated from the groundfloor and upwards with darker to lighter nuances in yellow, red, green and blue, giving each block its own tint as was the wish of the commissioner MKB – the municipal building company in Malmö. Colours ranging from darker to lighter and not too much pastel became an important part in this commission.


Artist: Joanna Thede
Architect: Sten Samuelsson in 1953
Commissioned by Malmö Kommunala Bostadsbolag
Photography: Joanna Thede 2012