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Tensta subway station

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The Suburb of Tensta was built between 1966 and 1972 to accommodate a Stockholm that was growing and in need of more residential housing. Although it was part of the building plans from the beginning, the station of Tensta wasn’t ready until 1975.

Artist Helga Henschen, together with Arne Sedell and her brother Lars, spent over a year decorating the station’s platform with a colorful display of animal sculptures and stylized leaves against a bright white wall. Since Tensta has always had a majority of residents who immigrated to Sweden, the artists wanted the station to feel welcoming no matter where your roots are, explains art guide Marie Andersson.

"The various pieces are called “A rose for the immigrants”, “Solidarity”, “Kinship”. The words written around the station are a celebration of all the people from different cultures living in Tensta".

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Tensta Centrum

163 64 Spånga