Generalkonsulatet i Mariehamn.
Mariehamn, Åland, the Swedish General Consulate
The Swedish Consulate General occupies a central location in Mariehamn on Åland, around 300 metres north of the ferry port where ferries shuttle to and from Sweden. The Swedish State was given right of disposition over the plot in the 1950s, on a 99 year lease from the City of Mariehamn.
Designed by architects Jöran Curman and Nils Gunnartz from Stockholm, the building was completed in 1955. Constructed in wood over two floors, with a cast concrete basement, it has façades clad in painted timber, a roof tiled with slate and doors in varnished wood. A refit of the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room was carried out in 2002, to a design by architect Gunnar Åsell. In 2005, the National Property Board Sweden (SFV) installed geothermal heating in the house. In 2006, SFV completed an attic conversion, designed by Sten-Åke Häggblom, to create a living room and kitchenette. The leafy gardens are laid with lawns and attractive flower beds. The garage has space for one car.