FOJAB designs the new Malmö district at Jägersro.

FOJAB has been chosen to design the new district at Jägersro in Malmö. The most sustainable district in the Öresund region will take shape on the site of the racetrack.  

In the spring, SMT Malmö Exploatering AB and the City of Malmö organized a parallel assignment to develop a proposal for an overall structure for the future district, with room for about 5000 homes. FOJAB and its partners IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Ramboll and Calluna were selected to participate as one of three architectural offices.

- The task was very complex and required both broad competence and long experience. Of the three offices that participated in the parallel assignments, we have now chosen FOJAB's proposal as the basis for further planning," says Ulrika Lindmark, CEO of SMT Malmö Exploatering AB.

The urban design concept focuses on three streets that connect the district with the surrounding areas, meeting in a large central park. An urban street becomes the commercial center of the district with shops, services, bazaars and flea markets. Urban villages with bustling alleys and greenery allow for meetings and local community.

- We particularly appreciate that FOJAB's proposal is so well anchored in the site and in Malmö. We also think that they have succeeded very well in creating a sustainable neighborhood with room for a lot of security and community. They have really succeeded in shaping our vision of Jägersro becoming the most sustainable district in the Öresund region in terms of housing environments, green oases and places for socializing," says Ulrika Lindmark.

- It is with pride and joy that we take on the next step in the development of Jägersro. The structural plan means that several new values, paths and functions will be added to eastern Malmö, which is so much needed and will mean a major change for the city," says the responsible architect Magdalena Hedman at FOJAB.

The structure plan will be processed during the fall and presented to the municipality in December, after which the plan program work will begin. Preliminary first occupancy in the new area is 2028.