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A Sustainable Bredäng - Sustainable Densification of a Million Program Area in Stockholm, Sweden

Häggblom, Mattias LU (2016) ASBM01 20161
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Bredäng, a housing area in southwest Stockholm, was built between 1963 and 1965 as part of The Million Program, a Swedish government program to fix the housing shortage in the country. Bredäng is characterized by its green and blue qualities, but also by its many parking lots, poor public spaces, monotone architecture and storm water issues.

Today, the housing shortage is once again an issue, especially in Stockholm. In this thesis, I have investigated how Bredäng can be densified in a sustainable way, in order to improve the conditions of the area and contribute to the growing population of Stockholm. I have analysed the area and looked at precedents, and found a strategy to develop Bredäng in a way that would benefit its current and... (More)
Bredäng, a housing area in southwest Stockholm, was built between 1963 and 1965 as part of The Million Program, a Swedish government program to fix the housing shortage in the country. Bredäng is characterized by its green and blue qualities, but also by its many parking lots, poor public spaces, monotone architecture and storm water issues.

Today, the housing shortage is once again an issue, especially in Stockholm. In this thesis, I have investigated how Bredäng can be densified in a sustainable way, in order to improve the conditions of the area and contribute to the growing population of Stockholm. I have analysed the area and looked at precedents, and found a strategy to develop Bredäng in a way that would benefit its current and future residents. The strategy includes mixing building types, strengthening the block identity, increased urbanity along streets, new public plazas, storm water treatment, green roofs and sun cells. The strategy is visualized in a design proposal, containing an urban plan, a bird’s eye view, zoom in-plans, sections and perspective drawings. (Less)
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author
Häggblom, Mattias LU
supervisor
organization
course
ASBM01 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
the Million Program, densification, sustainability, urban design, Bredäng, Stockholm
language
English
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8894651
date added to LUP
2016-11-15 08:59:22
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2016-11-15 08:59:22
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  abstract     = {Bredäng, a housing area in southwest Stockholm, was built between 1963 and 1965 as part of The Million Program, a Swedish government program to fix the housing shortage in the country. Bredäng is characterized by its green and blue qualities, but also by its many parking lots, poor public spaces, monotone architecture and storm water issues.

Today, the housing shortage is once again an issue, especially in Stockholm. In this thesis, I have investigated how Bredäng can be densified in a sustainable way, in order to improve the conditions of the area and contribute to the growing population of Stockholm. I have analysed the area and looked at precedents, and found a strategy to develop Bredäng in a way that would benefit its current and future residents. The strategy includes mixing building types, strengthening the block identity, increased urbanity along streets, new public plazas, storm water treatment, green roofs and sun cells. The strategy is visualized in a design proposal, containing an urban plan, a bird’s eye view, zoom in-plans, sections and perspective drawings.},
  author       = {Häggblom, Mattias},
  keyword      = {the Million Program,densification,sustainability,urban design,Bredäng,Stockholm},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Sustainable Bredäng - Sustainable Densification of a Million Program Area in Stockholm, Sweden},
  year         = {2016},
}