Gallery: Sweden’s Sweeping Green Roofed Hillside City


Nestled beneath an undulating series of rolling green roofs, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects New Heden project transforms a vacant city block is a self-contained sustainable city interspersed with cycling paths and walkways. Envisioned as a “green lung” for Gothenburg, Sweden, the development will introduce a beautiful expanse of fresh green space to an area currently consumed by parking lots and football fields.

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  1. guytrem May 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

    This is inspired from the work of Austrian artist Freidensreich Hundertwasser in the seventies. See:

  2. cheen June 18, 2010 at 7:38 am

    great minds,,,green earth

  3. urbanbiotopes January 28, 2009 at 3:45 am

    But what will happen to the soccer fields and all the kids participating in Gothia cup… The design looks cool, though.

  4. cdbaut January 19, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve often wondered that myself..though I love the look and feel of these developments. I suppose a clear or not highly visible guard rail might be in order.

  5. mls January 19, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Looks like they would make great sled or ski hills.

    From a practical consideration, I wonder what you do to keep kids/people from playing on the roof of the building and falling off? Instead of a gradual slope that meets the ground, perhaps a the roof ends in a sheer wall, 10+ feet off the ground, then only the most determined will climb it.

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