Urban design award 2012 for Hammars Park

FOJAB arkitekter together with Jais arkitekter have been awarded the Stadsbyggnadspris 2012, Class Bostäder, for the residential area Hammars Park. The project is a collaboration between FOJAB arkitekter and Jais arkitekter AB on behalf of the developers MKB Fastighets AB and JM.

Hammars Park is one of the City of Malmö's priority development areas where the cost structure has been regulated since the 2003 land allocation competition with the ambition to build housing in different types of tenure.

The Hammars Park project comprises 261 apartments in the southern part of Limhamn.

The dwellings are divided into four tower blocks and seven blocks of flats, with occupancy starting in the fall of 2008 and continuing until January 2010. The style can be described as neo-functionalism, and the architect in charge at FOJAB arkitekter is Stanislaw Welin, who previously won the Grand Urban Planning Prize in 1998.

- "The idea behind Hammars Park is to emphasize the feeling of the sea and beach and the proximity to the adjacent park, where housing and park will merge without clear boundaries," says Stanislaw Welin, lead architect at FOJAB arkitekter.

The jury justifies the choice of Hammars Park: "The architects have brilliantly managed and developed the area's potential, where especially the structure around the fan-shaped placement of the park buildings towards Hammars Park as wedges is almost integrated with the adjacent park."

- Together with Mats White, we have created a coherent experience, a common thread for the area, which is characterized by common and recurring elements in balconies and entrances," says Stanislaw Welin.

- We are very proud of Hammars Park. We see it as an excellent example of a successful collaboration between architects and developers with a clear vision of creating residential areas adapted to the modern person's need for beauty, nature and function. Therefore, it feels extra good to receive this award and confirmation of our joint work, says Daniel Nord, CEO, FOJAB AB.