Jägerspark - historic district in a modern setting

At Jägersro in Malmö, a new district will be built with room for 5000 homes, workplaces, shops, schools and preschools. FOJAB now presents its proposal for a healthy, urban neighborhood with historical elements in a modern style. 

FOJAB is one of three architectural offices that have been commissioned to develop an overall structure for how the future Jägersro will be designed.

The urban design concept in FOJAB's proposal is based on an easily oriented structure with three streets that are connected to the surrounding city and meet in a large central park. The district is characterized by generous elements of greenery and water, including an eco-pool that can be swum in - an attraction that can attract Malmö residents from other parts of the city.

The urban street becomes the commercial hub of the district with entrance squares for shops, services, bazaars and flea markets. The public spaces are elaborate and welcoming.

Historical structures

Jägersro is a neighborhood that many Malmö residents have a connection to and memories of. In FOJAB's proposal, several of the historical structures are preserved, but they are given a new interesting content and thus help to shape the identity and history of the new district.

For example, the iconic grandstand building can be preserved and transformed into the district's Green Terrace. The so-called Activity Loop is reminiscent of the former racetrack, but has been developed into a movement path with a focus on public health and with generous areas for exercise in various forms. The judge's tower in the center of the area is converted into a teahouse.

Urban villages

- We want to create a nice homey feeling with room for many meetings in the district. We do this through neighborhood units, urban villages, with great opportunities for a local community," explains Magdalena Hedman, commissioned architect at FOJAB.

The urban village is characterized by a coherent building typology, a unifying urban green and a rich internal environment of bustling alleys and greenery. In the urban village there are clear boundaries between public and private spaces.


In FOJAB's proposal, the blue-green Jägerspark is a climate netural neighborhood built to withstand both 100-year rainfall and an increase in average temperature. Greenery on the doorstep encourages sustainable choices. Sharing of box bikes makes it easy to leave your car behind and bring goods from the delivery pool to yourself and your neighbor. The greenhouse can be combined with a study and work hub where it is easy to study or work from home and network across generations. The schools in the district are located next to the park or natural area to the east, providing attractive, quiet and safe environments.

The three proposals are now being reviewed by an evaluation group consisting of the client SMT Malmö Expoatering AB, the City of Malmö and experts. Architects Sweden is leading the evaluation process. A final idea will be presented at the end of the year.