The City of Stockholm singled out the area as an urban development project as early as 15 years ago. At the same time, the medical university, Karolinska Institutet, was developing an idea that involved creating a center for bioscientific research in an attractive environment. This prompted the cities of Stockholm and Solna to jointly invest in a new area – Hagastaden. It is being integrated with the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital, a completely new university hospital which will open in 2016 to meet future demands for medical care and research.
By placing segments of the European highway E4/E20 and the Värtabanan railway in tunnels, the landscape can be developed and thus transformed into a vibrant area that will serve as home and workplace to thousands of people. Just over 3,000 apartments are being built on the Stockholm side, and there will be around 14,000 new workplaces as well as central area with restaurants and cafés.
Stockholm needs to grow and Hagastaden is an important aspect of the city’s implementation of Vision 2030, including fundamental ideas for an innovative versatile and growing region. Stockholm will also serve as the hub in an accessible and secure region without social and physical barriers.
- Construction period: 2010–2025.
- Areal: 96 hectare (approximately three times the size of the old town)
- No. of apartments: 5,000
- No. of workspaces: 50,000
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