New conditions and new knowledge are constantly being generated in the project as well as in the outside world. Starting points for the area's development is to learn from past experiences, generating new knowledge, plan and build the next-generation sustainable districts. The goal is that Stockholm Royal Seaport should be an obvious place to try new innovative ways of working, methods and solutions. A large amount of visits from all over the world come to the district to learn more about sustainable urban development.
Finding new methods and ways of working
Towards a climate-positive urban district
In 2016, the roadmap according to the Climate Positive Development Program, framework for Stockholm Royal Seaport's continued efforts to become a climate-positive urban district* was completed.
By building with the methods used in Stockholm Royal Seaport, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by about 60%, partly through a combination of requirements, competency development and follow-ups, but also by converting energy systems.
Digitalisation will eventually impact the physical design of the city. The City has used the game Cities: Skylines in work- shops with students and residents, where the transition to a fossil fuel-free city is has been visualised and discussed. This working method has attracted a great deal of attention, resulting in the publication of some fifty articles around the world.
Knowledge is spreading
The knowledge originating from the development of Stockholm Royal Seaport is spreading. The C/O City R&D project that originated in the area has influenced the requirements specification in the national urban planning certification system that is applied in several other municipalities around Sweden. The City of Stockholm's other urban development projects are adopting our way of working, with requirements, capacity development programmes, follow-ups and digital infrastructure.
The mobile Pop-Up Re-use Centre that was developed during the project will be tested in additional locations around Stockholm.
WGBC Congress studied Royal Seaport
Royal Seaport was presented at the annual congress of Building Sustainability SGBC16 and the World Green Building Council (WGBC) in Stockholm during the autumn. A study visit was made to the area during the congress, and around fifty participants from all over the world shared best practices with the project's experts.
Several buildings attracted attention
Due to the high level of ambition in the area in terms of sustainability and design, several buildings have been nominated and received awards. The student apartments designed by Sweco FFNS Arkitekter and the industrial building in Västra by Urban Designs won international distinctions during the year. In recent years, the industrial building as well as Wingårdhs red building for SKB in Västra and the ventilation tower by Rundquist by Norra Länken have been nominated for the Stockholm Building of the Year Award.
Industrial building wins Gold
The industrial building on Storängstorget in Västra by Urban Design, commissioned by Fortum, was awarded a gold medal in the American Architecture Prize, in the "Industrial Buildings" category.
Student housing in Västra win award
Byggvestas student housing in Västra, Kosterhavet, received the Class Property Innovation and Sustainability Award. The prize is awarded for innovations that encourage and facilitate a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle for students. Kosterhavet, with its 113 student apartments, was highlighted as a model of sustainable student housing that challenges traditional ways of thinking, through such features as student ambassadors who live in the building and are involved in creating social activities and facilitating a sharing economy. The housing units are a mix of small one and two-room apartments, plus apartments designed for sharing.
Some key figures
The project received4700
visitors from 67 countries.
visitors have been received.
Royal Seaport had2558
followers on Stockholm Royal Seaport’s Facebook page during 2016.
Seven newsletters were sent to1820
Sustainable urban development
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