Mobility houses that reduce car traffic

Two mobility houses, designed by FOJAB for Hub Park, will be built in Ulleråker in Uppsala municipality. The mobility houses will play an important role in minimizing car traffic in the residential area and facilitating sustainable transport for the residents.

Ulleråker is Uppsala's next major urban development project. Construction has just started and will be completed in 2035. In the meantime, the plan is to create 6 000 new homes and a sustainable district where the majority of travel will be by sustainable transport.

The first phase is called Centrala Ulleråker and two mobility houses are planned. These will accommodate all car parking for the residents of the phase, as well as for visitors. There will also be an electric car pool and the opportunity to rent a box bike, scooter, electric scooter or other sustainable means of transport.

- We have a goal for the urban development project in Central Ulleråker that 80 percent of all trips should be made by sustainable means of transport. This requires smart solutions like these mobility houses that make it easy for both residents and visitors to make climate-smart choices in their travel," says Erik Pelling (S), Chairman of the Municipal Executive Board.

The overall solution for the two mobility houses involves an integrated approach to buildings, vehicles, services and people with long-term climate-smart construction, collaboration with various stakeholders on attractive mobility offers, digital aids and behavioral change initiatives.

- The great value, as we see it, is that we do this together with our partners and in dialog with the municipality, other property owners and future users. Then the mobility houses become part of the solution to the area's need for parking, easier everyday life, coordinated logistics and movement," says Annika Fernlund, mobility strategist at Hub Park.

The mobility houses will be flexible and climate-smart buildings that respond to the area's changing mobility needs over time. The northern building will have around 120 apartments on three sides that contribute to life, movement and security. The ground floor premises provide local services, community spaces or services related to mobility. The southern building will have 35 apartments and large areas for center activities and activities.

- We have designed the two blocks to achieve the lowest possible climate impact with long-term sustainability in mind. The northern block is built entirely in wood, a material that can be easily transformed and binds carbon dioxide. The southern block has a built-in flexibility in the structure, so that it can easily be converted to, for example, housing when the need for car parking decreases," says Anders Eriksson Modin, responsible architect at FOJAB.