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Europe, Sweden, Stockholm

Berwaldhallen is a concert hall in the Östermalm district of Stockholm, Sweden. Construction on the building began in 1976 based on a design by architects Erik Ahnborg and Sune Lindström. Since opening in 1979, Berwaldhallen has been home to the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, one of Stockholm's two major orchestras, as well as the Swedish Radio Choir. Berwaldhallen is named after Franz Berwald one of Sweden's foremost composers of the 19th century. On the grounds of the concert hall is a sculpture of Berwald by Swedish artist Carl Eldh. The building is sometimes casually called "the mine" (gruvan) in reference to the hall's location partially underground. Diplomatstaden and the American embassy are located next to Berwaldhallen.