Traces of slaughterhouses remain in new Stockholm neighborhood

FOJAB and Einar Mattsson are jointly developing rental apartments in Slakthusområdet in Stockholm - a carefully designed block that is being designed for Miljöbyggnad Gold, and is now out for consultation.

Slakthusområdet is part of the urban development area Söderstaden in Stockholm and will be an urban district where housing, trade and workplaces interact with food, culture and experiences. Phase 3, called Kylrumskvarteren, is located in the southwestern part and includes approximately 600 homes, premises, offices and a small park. FOJAB and Einar Mattsson are developing a block with about 100 rental apartments of varying sizes.

Lova Lagercrantz is the responsible architect at FOJAB and explains the architectural idea for the block:

- It can be summarized in one word: relief. It can be seen both in the vibrant roofscape and the changing facade life that gives variety to the street.

- But the relief is also about historical traces. We incorporate existing formal elements into the design, such as high glazed windows and industrial doors, and loading bays that become patios facing the street. The historical traces are also present in materials and details, but in a contemporary design.

The neighborhood is designed for Miljöbyggnad Gold with a focus on energy management, daylight qualities and good material choices. Great emphasis is also placed on sustainable mobility solutions where cycling is facilitated, for example with the help of a bicycle pool and easily accessible bicycle rooms. One of the commercial premises on the ground floor is used as a bicycle workshop.

- The city has an ambitious agenda in Slakthusområdet, which suits us as we plan for long-term management," says Bror Ekblom, project developer at Einar Mattsson.

The design of the courtyard is inspired by nature and the adjacent pine forest area. On the roof there is a common terrace that is more garden-like with the possibility of cultivation both outdoors and in a greenhouse.

- "The courtyard has the character of a secret forest grove, and the winding paths form patterns reminiscent of the bark on the trunks of pine trees," says Malin Ingemarsdotter, responsible landscape architect at FOJAB.