Friday, March 4, 2011

New Heden // Gothenburg // Sweden // Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects

Today ‘Heden’ is an open field in the middle of Gothenburg, Sweden. It is a city block that currently consist of football fields and parking lots. A new plan has been proposed by Swedish architects Kjellgren Kaminsky to convert the area into a multifunctional and sustainable city that will include parks, apartments, shops, offices and sports facilities.
New Heden’ consists of sliced hills with grass roofs that can be walked upon. Small trails wander up the hills to picnic spots with views of Gothenburg. Roofs also hold allotments and small parks. Features of the roof is that it can absorb rain water that can be purified and reused as household water. Each of the buildings are well insulated and will be low in energy consumption. The design is expected to house approximately 10 000 people.

more posts about green architecture:

The Human Benefits of Green Building

New Heden: The City Made of Green Roofs

Faith in Place | A Green Mosque for the American Midwest

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