The park was ingeniously conceived and created on a hectare of once unpromising terrain by Sven Hermelin (1900-1984), a key figure in Swedish landscape architecture. Hermelin worked on the grounds for eighteen years, from 1937 until the park was opened to the public in 1955. The park’s undulating scenery and individually landscaped settings were in many cases created especially for the sculptures. Marabou Park is widely considered to be one of Sven Hermelin’s most important works and carries his trademark - an effortless fusion of nature and art.
In its more recent history the park has undergone something of a contemporary revolution. Having somewhat languished in search of a proper function the park now has an impressive exhibition space. Uniquely this has been sunken underneath the park, almost invisibly so, save for the odd window or descending staircase. The two spaces are clearly interlinked, alluding to each others presence weather you are underground or in the park itself.