The urban district
Public spaces with streets, squares and parks play a key role in connecting the city. The design of the physical urban environment is based on robustness, safety and equality. This requires using land effectively, planning for a vibrant city, with a mix of housing and premises, and prioritising walking, cycling and public transport, as well as multifunctional green spaces and sound materials.
Opening up and connecting the city
The Green Space Index for public
C/O City, a research and development project, is developing a Green Space Index (GSI) for public open space. The aim is to supplement the existing GSI for develop- ment sites, and to create an urban district that both strengthens the ecosystem and is better equipped for future climate change. The goal is to achieve a Green Space Index that rewards multifunctional greenery with a focus on ecosystem services. A pilot project is being conducted in the Kolkajen and Södra Värtan develop- ment phases to test the calculation tool.
The dense and multi-functional city facilitates sustainable travel choices, where pedestrians, cyclists and public transport are prioritised. The street space only provides parking for brief stops, visitors and carpools.
Special planning guidelines have been developed to ensure high quality for pedestrians, bicycles and public transport. An evaluation showed that the network of pedestrian and bicycle paths has been well adapted to promote walking around the urban district, and connects to surrounding streets.
Remediation and fill material management
A great deal of soil in Stockholm Royal Seaport has been contaminated by previous industrial activity. Constructing buildings and streets requires removal of large amounts of soil and fill material, and rock excavation. On-site soil remediation and reuse of fill material can generate major environmental benefits. Fill removal of that is contaminated or does not meet quality require- ments is transported to landfill or treatment facility.
Construction Consolidation Centre
The Construction Consolidation Centre is an innovation project to study how the City can coordinate and resource-optimise the logistics needs of several property developers and the Citys contractors in Stockholm Royal Seaport. One provider was tendered in 2013, and the facility was planned and constructed under the Citys direction. The Construction Consolidation Centre coordinates several different resources and services.
Some key figures
During the year264000
m2 of the area has so far been remediated, constituting 21% of the total area to be remediated.
Within the area100%
of the excavated rock material has been reused.
40% of the fill material, corresponding to144000
tonnes, was reused.
There has been transportation of220000
tonnes of fill material to landfills.
Sustainable urban development
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.Gå till "External involvement"