Stockholm is suffering from a severe housing shortage, making any available site a potential site of interest for construction. Nora Kymlinge is an interesting test case : by defining the rules for a new urbanization and fixing a clear limit between city and nature it can reinforce the value of the nature reserve and encourage the transformation and densification of the existing surrounding neighborhood.
The new city needs to offer a certain urbanity without trying to reproduce the traditional city center like development. We believe this could be achieved by working with the campus model, in essence a suburban model that aims for a higher level of landscape, program and interaction. Norra Kymlinge is turned into a vibrant urban fabric that combines housing, offices and nature : a walkable environment where cars are temporary guests and streets become parks, a place with a large concentration of common services, an environment that reunifies with nature and a flexible and resilient structure.
Two prototypes with strong living qualities fit into an urban infrastructure for the site :
– High Campus is a dense urban fabric with a highly programmed common ground ;
– Ground Campus is a low urban fabric with strong relationship to the ground.
Team : GRAU (M), Elding Oscarson, Transolar, Studio Ramboll, Tractebel
Client : Vasakronan