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A number of city changing projects are at hand in Stockholm. One is the transformation of Slussen, the main transit hub at the heart of the city. Read more about this and other future efforts below.
Slussen, Stockholm’s main inner-city road and rail hub, needs to be rebuilt. After more than 75 years in service, most of the transport infrastructure is technically obsolete and in need of renewal. There is also a need to better manage high water levels that climate change might cause.
A proposal and the basis for the design of tomorrow’s Slussen was approved by the City Council in 2011. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2013 and the new traffic solution is due for completion in 2020. Remaining construction is expected to continue another couple of years.
As part of the rebuilding project, the City of Stockholm has decided to create a world-class meeting place, offering new connections to the east and north, plus a wide range of visitor activities and experiences.
Illustration by White Arkitekter AB / Jarl Asset Management AB
Stockholm Waterfront was finished in 2010 and is a world-class convention centre for conferences, banquets and large-scale events. The main conference hall holds up to 3,000 delegates. The building also houses a four-star hotel with 420 guest rooms and office accommodation. The building is centrally located between the Central Station and Klara Sjö.
The construction of Stockholm Waterfront had a very strong environmental focus, and its energy consumption is only half the levels required to achieve Green Building status. For example, a 250-tonne ice storege will meet most of the centre’s cooling requirements.
Vision for Järva is a long-term project to promote social and economic development in the districts bordering to the nature reserveprogram Järvafältet.
Järva was built between 1965 and 1975 as part of the “million homes program” to meet the housing shortage at the time. Problems emerged at an early stage of the development project. Many initiatives have been carried out in the neighbourhoods part of the program over the years and positive changes have been accomplished, but the social development and stability needed was still not achieved.
The goal is that Vision for Järva will stand out from previous efforts. This will be achieved by focusing simultaneously on “soft” and “hard” issues: improving safety, security and education while rectifying construction problems.
Vision for Järva is a joint program involving various city departments, the three municipal housing companies, private property owners, business associations, the police and last but not least – local residents.
Just south of the Ericsson Globe, the City of Stockholm is building a modern multi-purpose arena which will seat up to 30,000 spectators and accommodate concert audiences of 45,000.
The arena will meet UEFA and FIFA standards for international football matches, and will have a retractable roof for all year round events.
The new arena and the adjacent Globe district will offer visitors a wide selection of arenas, hotels, business premises and restaurants.
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Last updated 23 Jan, 2012
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