Hammarby Sjöstad – a unique environmental project in Stockholm

07 Jun 2007

Hammarby Sjöstad – a new environmental and ecological city district project
It has only taken a few years for Hammarby Sjöstad to become one of the world’s highest profile examples of Sustainable City Development, mentioned in specialist publications worldwide. Hammarby Sjöstad is visited by over 10,000 decision makers and specialists in the field every year, making it one of Stockholm’s most important destinations. Planning work was integrated with environmental goals from the very start of the planning process, and this is, we believe, the main reason why it has been so successful. This approach has been followed ever since by consultations between the City of Stockholm’s administrative departments and the companies responsible for waste management, energy, water & sewage, aimed at developing the solutions needed to enable the environmental goals to be met. We are delighted to have the opportunity to present the environment programme in this publication. We hope that in reading it, you will find our experiences in developing Hammarby Sjöstad of practical use. By learning from each other, we can all make real progress towards a sustainable society in the years ahead.
Hammarby Sjöstad is Stockholm’s biggest urban development project for many years. The area’s location as a natural continuation of Stockholm’s inner city has helped shape the infrastructure, planning and design of the buildings. This expansion has involved extensive reconstructions of the infrastructure, with traffic barriers removed and the old industrial and terminal areas phased out, concentrated or given a new purpose. The areas around Sickla Udde, Sickla Kaj and Sickla Kanal are now fully developed. The next phases involve Hammarby Gård ( 1,000 apartments), Redaren and Sjöfarten (500 apartments), Lugnet (650 apartments), Henriksdalshamnen (850 apartments) and Sjöstadsporten ( 60 apartments with 15000 m office space and 15250 m hotel space). All of these areas offer a range of zoning types. The expansion of Hammarby Sjöstad coincides with the development of the area’s municipal and commercial services, and with increased investment in public transport.

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