October 15 in Swedish History
1974: Kulturhuset in Stockholm, a cultural center to the south of Sergels Torg, opens. From the beginning, it is a controversial symbol for the Swedish capital and the growth of modernism in the country. Kulturhuset hosts many initiatives every year, with dozens of contemporary cultural events, including photo exhibitions, stories for kids, concerts, literary discussions, films, debates. It functions during daytime and nighttime. It was the temporary seat of the Parliament of Sweden (Riksdag) until 1983, while the Riksdag building was remodelled for the unicameral parliament. Kulturhuset was one of the main inspirations for Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.