Living close to city, close to nature
The new residential community Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm is the result of an Olympic failure – that ultimately became a winner.
The new residential area set a new standard for a sustainable community – the residents themselves provide 50 percent of the energy needs. Hammarby Sjöstad also changed the mindset for city development. Buildings, infrastructure and traffic are designed and built to function with utmost environmental care.
Today, it has world-renowned precedence for exemplary planning, design and environmental achievements.
Around 1990, the City of Stockholm City decided to apply to host the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. In addition to new arenas and infrastructure, housing for thousands of athletes was also on the agenda.
Hammarby Sjöstad was the perfect match
Although the Olympic Committee ultimately chose Athens before Stockholm, Hammarby Sjöstad made Stockholm and its citizens a winner. A forgotten corner of the city rose to become a residential hotspot and a role model for sustainable living. Moreover, Hammarby Sjöstad was awarded the Kasper Salin Architectural prize in 2005 and the World Clean Energy Award 2007.
By 2017, when fully developed, the community will have 11,000 homes housing about 30,000 residents. Hammarby Sjöstad is linked to the city through a cross-town tram-line, a ferry service, bike lanes and numerous bus lines. The subway is ten minutes away. There is also a car pool for the residents.
The City of Stockholm established very high standards for the developers. For example, energy use for heating and hot water for all apartments was set to a 100 kWh/sq m per year target. District heating, biogas from waste, seawater for cooling and solar panels for energy are the keys to achieve this.
Skanska has been an integral part of Hammarby Sjöstad since 1995, developing and building homes and offices as well as much of the infrastructure in the area.
In addition, to the Sjöstadsporten and Sickla Udde projects with a total of 379 homes Skanska has building rights for development of another 880 homes in the coming years.
Skanska was also the contractor for homes for HSB, the largest housing cooperative in Sweden, and for Familjebostäder, Stockholm City’s housing company. For the Andersson Real Estate Investment Management (AREIM), Skanska was responsible for a 7,600-square-meter office building.
Currently, Skanska is also developing offices, homes and a bus depot for SL, the Stockholm region’s public transport agency. The office space will total about 23,000 square meters.
Learn more at: www.skanska.com/hammarbysjostad
01. The City of Stockholm established very high standards for the developers. For example, energy use for heating and hot water for all apartments was set to a 100 kWh/sq m per year target. District heating, biogas from waste, seawater for cooling and solar panels for energy are the keys to achieve this.
02. By 2017 the community will have 11,000 homes housingabout 30,000 residents.