FOJAB designs Höör's next development area

Maglehill is now taking shape, Höör's largest development area, which will also be a new entrance to the town. FOJAB has designed the neighborhood and designed the new school, preschool, a sports hall and special housing.

Maglehill is located one kilometer from the train station in Höör and an important focus in the development of the new district has been to use the land efficiently. The urban structure is dense with greenery as a supporting element. The housing will serve all stages of life, with villas and terraced houses as well as apartment buildings and various types of retirement homes.

The district is formed around a rounded main street where the area's social functions are gathered: school, preschool, special housing and sports hall. The facades form a welcoming advertisement and background on the way into Höör. All the main entrances face the main street and at a number of larger and smaller places, which run like a string of pearls along the street, you can safely pick up and drop off children and students. On the other side, the houses face a large, undulating, south-facing courtyard. The garden for the special housing, the preschool's outdoor courtyard and the school's schoolyard are placed with beautiful views of the cultural landscape.

Maglehill is being built in two stages by the contractor MVB on behalf of Höörs Fastighets AB. The first phase, which has now begun, includes the special accommodation with 56 apartments and 60 beds. Estimated occupancy is during 2023 and 2024. FOJAB has designed the accommodation until the building permit phase.

The second phase includes the F-6 school for 600 pupils, the pre-school for eight departments and an outdoor department, and the sports hall, which will also be used for club activities. All are designed by FOJAB. Occupancy for phase two is expected to start in August 2024.

- "The school is robustly designed with sustainable and durable solutions where we have streamlined the space without compromising on operational needs and suitability," says Charlotte Kristensson, the responsible architect.

The school is structured around homerooms rather than corridors, which creates security and is an important educational quality. The whole school is also designed to be shoeless, so that children can take off their shoes at the entrance. This provides a pleasant indoor environment, which in turn can have positive learning effects.