Corona-secure digital consultation on 3,000 homes in Norrköping
Himmelstalundsstaden is one of Norrköping's major future urban development projects; a new district which has it all. In a central location, with proximity to both the city centre and the recreational environments around the Himmelstalund area, a new district is emerging that combines health and activity with the sustainable transformation of an old industrial area. Culture, housing, recreation and workplaces come together here with new architecture and industrial romanticism.
– In urban development projects, it is good when we as architects have the opportunity to be involved from the beginning, as in the Himmelstalundsstaden project. This is especially important in this assignment, where much of our work is about finding solutions to preserve and develop the site's existing values, says Mårten Leringe, CEO and architect at C.F. Møller Architects. He continues: – Now, during the current pandemic, it has been interesting to see how corona forces us to think about new digital channels and rapid adaptations, such as this summer's digital consultation.
Transformation from industry to culture
Older industrial buildings and existing natural values are utilised and merged into the new whole. In this way, the site's history is preserved and can be read in the new structure. Old buildings are repurposed according to their potential. A warehouse becomes a new multisport hall. An office building becomes a school. And old industrial premises become parking and commercial areas. Parking spaces are transformed into squares for people to enjoy. And as the crowning glory, the fine old brick chimney is retained next to a new square – Televisiontorget (Television Square). Together the tower and the square will be the entrance to Norrköping's new district – Himmelstalundsstaden.
Sustainability will permeate the Himmelstalund project with energy-efficient housing and building methods
C.F. Møller Architects are also the architects behind Sweden's tallest wooden building, the Kajstaden Tall Timber Building in Västerås. All parts of the nine-storey building are made of cross-laminated timber, this includes the walls, joists and balconies, as well as lift and stairwell shafts. The practice is also known for the Copenhagen International School, whose facade is made up of 12,000 solar panels, making the school partly self-sufficient.
The entire project is expected to be completed by 2035
Architect responsible: C.F. Møller Architects
Client: Slättö Förvaltning AB
Scope: 200,000 m²