Hammarby Sjöstad to the ambitious urban project of a sustainable district in Stockholm that was created in the post-industrial part of the city. The Swedish investment is a holistic example for designing cities of the future.

Key facts

Scope of service: Sustainable district Hammarby in Stockholm

Location: Stockholm

Client: Stockholm Stad, AB Familjebostäder, Besqab, Katarinastiftelsen

Period: In progress

Role: Consulting and design: planning, architecture, water, environment, geology, GIS, civil engineering.

Project Description

Hammarby Sjöstad project is a district of Stockholm with an area of ​​180 ha, which is an example of one of the most sustainable places in the world. The project, which started already in the 1990s, aimed at transforming the industrial part of the city into a new, friendly to 20,000 inhabitants district.

Many Sweco experts were involved in the work: from designing architecture, landscape, infrastructure to consulting services such as various environmental analyzes and GIS. From the beginning sustainable use of resources was a key principle accompanied by designers. As a result, the Hammarby model was created following the idea of circular economy, covering issues such as energy, waste, water and sewage. An interesting example of the implementation of these principles is use of locally produced biogas from a sewage treatment plant as energy source.