The masterplan builds on Södra Skanstull’s identity by mapping, upgrading and enhancing existing facilities. The new district provides: 65,000sqm for culture, sports and offices, 22,000sqm for commercial use, as well as 750 new apartments. By reappraising the spaces between the dominating transport infrastructure, these underused portions of the city can be given a new lease of life. In addition to new spaces, new streets are planned for pedestrians and cyclists to increase citizen mobility.
A city that allows all people to thrive will engender motivated citizens that not only accept necessary changes, but embrace them and demand them as a part of their own life.Krister Lindstedt, Lead Masterplanner
The basic logic for the plan is to place buildings along the bridges to support walkability, improve public space and increase green infrastructure. These new structures will absorb noise and pollutants to shape a quieter and cleaner public realm. A number of new streets and thoroughfares are planned to gently divide larger blocks, improving the area’s connectivity. New housing is built in a way that all homes look out onto private green courtyards that provide clean air and quiet bedrooms.
One of the most significant additions is the new diagonal boulevard for pedestrians and cyclists, making use of the old railway yard to improve east-west movement between the upper and the lower levels. This means that cyclists can reach the inner city without having to pass the most intense traffic on the upper level. Retail, cafes and restaurants are earmarked at ground level of the diagonal boulevard, contributing to active streetscapes and a diversity of public life.
Södra Skanstull will be a sports and recreation centre that connects to the entertainment hub of Globen and Tele2 Arena.
The masterplan reimagines Södra Skanstull as a sports and recreation centre that links to the entertainment hub of Globen and Tele2 Arena. The strategic plan preserves the 1920s Eriksdalsbad swimming centre, popular sports facilities and community allotments, which were identified as strong cultural assets by local residents and organisations. Local stakeholders have played a vital role in the process to date, and will continue to influence the shaping of their neighbourhood. Scattered green spaces are woven into a lakeshore park, peppered with outdoor gyms where people can walk and run. Existing cultural gems, such as the well-loved Trädgården club under the bridges, are left untouched.
Phased construction will commence in 2019.