Urban project in the Nyhamnen area in Malmö

  • Client: City of Malmö
  • Programme: Conception of the urban plan of the Nyhamnen area in Malmö
  • Dates 2015
  • Area 77 000 sqm
  • Erik Giudice Architecture team Federico Mannella, Xavier Aubry, Gustav Magnusson, Lucie Rebeyrol
  • Project team Landscape, calculations, circulation, substainable specialiste : RAMBOLL/ Cultural planning : NOEMA/ ecological consultant: CALLUNA/ Urbanism consultant: ECOSISTEMA URBANO
  • Images: EGA

Nyhamnen is parallel assignment in Sweden’s third largest city Malmö (300.000 inhabitants). EGA have lead a team together with Ramböll, NOEMA, Calluna and Ecosistema Urbano in order to find creative ideas and to double the size of Malmös historical center. This 77 hectare maritime-industrial regeneration will give central Malmö. It’s first bustling cosmopolitan city-core waterfront and the city is aiming to set an example for innovative planning in the world.
The global ambition is to pronounce Malmö’s intercultural energy. Rather than creating a generalized urban strategy. We give space for the human diversity to unfold,
by creating an interconnected network and cultural ecosystem where each subarea gives space for different urban ideals, urban typologies, public spaces and different target groups to find their possibilities in the city.
The public spaces create diverse opportunities for outdoor activities all year around, a greenhouse gives warm spaces during the cold winter, spaces where children way of life harmonize with adults are created. More than 300 diverse public spaces creates unique places for everyone. A green loop integrates the whole area and creates direct proximity of the green spaces. A world cultural center fosters global empathy, cultural food market brings innovation together with Sweden’s most productive arable land, it’s intercultural population and strong cultural
scenes.
New canals are proposed to bring the water deep into the new neighborhood. The broad canals will emphasize Malmo’s identity as a maritime city and create new opportunities for first class public spaces. The canals also have an economical strategy.
Because the soil is polluted in places, the soil that is removed as the canals are dug out will only contain none or small amounts of pollution, which will be removed relatively easy. This soil will be used to cover more heavily contaminated areas, for landfill and raising the ground level as a buffer against the raising sea level.
All together the concept creates a strategy of how we imagine the future urban life in Malmö: “An intercultural ecosystem, where Malmö is united in diversity”.