A variety of features for a wide range of users
When the new urban area Jernlageret is ready in 2025, it will, amongst other things, accommodate a wide canal, diversified housing, recreational zones, businesses and supermarkets. The goal is to create a new, attractive district with mixed programmes for a wide range of people.
The new district consists of diverse buildings with distinctive identities and high quality architecture: The Karré House, The Canal Houses, The Harbour Houses and The Island.
Climate adaptation – water as a special asset
The most important quality of the harbour as an area of urban development is its relation to the water. The water is a key element for the use and design of the new district, it is incorporated in the project across several levels and scales focusing on; the city’s contact with the water, accessibility to the water and water as a recreational element.
The development area is secured against storm surges by means of varied levels and the building of a raised plinth. Functionally, it solves both parking in construction and storm surge protection, but at the same time adds spatial qualities without compromising safety. Handling of cloudbursts and extreme weather are also conceived as recreational elements in the form of waterbeds and water channels for play and activity.