Farsta Center is the largest shopping mall in Stockholm with over 150 stores and over 40,000 m2. It was developed in the 1960’s as the centre of Farsta – a Stockholm suburb developed from modernist ideals of life in the green and separation of functions. Today Farsta Centre is the first of 9 strategic growth centers in Stockholm – one of Europe’s fastest growing city regions. Can we transform Farsta Centrum from a 1960’s mall into a vibrant, active, diverse and dense city centre for the inhabitant of Stockholm?

Master Plan - Courtesy of COBE

Master Plan – Courtesy of COBE

Stockholm is one of Europe’s fastest growing city regions. Over the next 30 years it is expected to grow by 140.000inhabitants.

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Courtesy of COBE

To handle this growth the City of Stockholm has defined 9 growth centres around Stockholm. The first one to bedeveloped is Farsta.

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Courtesy of COBE

Farsta was developed in the 1960’s as part of an ambitious vision for the suburbs as self sustaining entitiescontaining both housing, work-places, and city centres. In the centre of Farsta was Farsta Centrum, a state-of-the-artshopping mall.

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Courtesy of COBE

Today, Farsta Centrum still has a lot qualities – high quality modernist architecure, good sized public spaces, set in alush and beautiful landscape

Our plan for Farsta Centrum aims to transform it from a shopping mall, into an active, vibrant and lively city centrefor the inhabitants of Farsta

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Courtesy of COBE

We propose 3 strategies:
Strategy 1 – Create neighbourhoods!The Station Neigbourhood-The Park Neighbourhood,The City Neighbourhood

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Courtesy of COBE

Strategy 2 – Activate!An active and recreational spine becomes the heart of the area and connects it to its surroundings.

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Courtesy of COBE

Strategy 3 – Connect!A series of promenades connect existing and new, the different neighbourhoods and the area to its surroundings

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Courtesy of COBE

Project Info:

Architects: COBE
Collaborators:
SLA, Tyréns, ICP, Yngve Andrén Konsult
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Client: Atrium Ljungberg and the City of Stockholm
Program: Strategy and development plan
Size: 15 ha
Status: Parallel assignment 2014, on-going
Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Mads Birgens, Simon Sjökvist, Alexander Ejsing, Michal Michalowski, Ludvig Holtenäs

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