FOJAB wins land allocation competition together with Bonava in Rosendal, Uppsala.

Together with Bonava, FOJAB is the winner of the land allocation competition for Rosendal phase 3 in Uppsala. The proposal is based on the municipality's vision for the area: In Rosendal everything is close, Everyone is welcome, A smarter district.

Rosendal is a completely new and rapidly growing district close to the center of Uppsala. The district will be an area with a mix of housing, commerce, services and proximity to green parks and nature areas. The assignment was to create a vibrant residential district with a focus on sustainability.

- "Uppsala Municipality has a high level of ambition for the area and it is gratifying to participate in this major initiative in Rosendal together with Bonava. We have presented a strong proposal with clear urban qualities where the green surroundings are really woven into the block," says Jens Larsson, office manager and architect responsible for the project at FOJAB in Stockholm.

The winning proposal, "Kvarterskalaset", is based on a vibrant ground floor with courtyards and paths that encourage a social, sustainable and active lifestyle. Common functions are gathered around a central lobby that serves a variety of purposes. The courtyard opens up to the park in the east and the parkway in the north. The block is given a strong design with facades of brick and wood that contribute to creating character in Rosendal.

- We wanted to create a neighborhood full of life and movement. It creates opportunities for people of different ages to meet, socialize and interact. For us, form is always central, so we have created a long-term sustainable architecture - a design that stands the test of time," says Jens Larsson.

FOJAB has also proposed a sustainability concept focusing on mobility services, smart technical solutions and green building. Through a technical platform, residents can meet their neighbors, share resources and keep track of their homes via phone or computer. Functions that contribute to community and inspire a social and environmentally conscious lifestyle.

The competition proposal will now form the basis for further work on the program and building permit documents. If the work goes as planned, construction of the block will begin in 2019.