Christmas market at Schnitzelplatz
Restaurant and culture
A mixture of book publishers, magazines, architect offices, restaurant and cultural activities.
Lagerhuset used to be a warehouse for the port. These days, the building houses a mixture of book publishers, magazines, architect offices, restaurant and cultural activities, including the culture house for young people – Frilagret – and Göteborgs Litteraturhus.
The architect was Karl Samuelsson. The idea was to promote trade and transoceanic contacts. It was a duty-free building where imported goods were unloaded directly from the boats.
However, that activity was short-lived; when Frihamnen harbour was added in 1922, the free warehouse lost its significance and became a regular warehouse. For a long time, it was used for storing dairy products. The free warehouse was therefore called the Cheese Warehouse, which still lives on today.The warehouse was completed in 1920 as the first free warehouse in the country.