Imagine living in a complex where lush terraces spill beautiful greenery down over the walls, just a few steps away from the nearest metro station. Sweden-based Utopia Arkitekter proposed a redevelopment plan for the Södermalm district of Stockholm and designed three dynamic apartment buildings and a new metro station which would create a new connection between Hornsbruksgatan to Högalid Park. The buildings are expected to act as an extension of the park and evoke the architectural style of the old Högalid Church.
The entire plan includes a total of 29 units (twelve apartments and seventeen townhomes) which will form a new neighborhood dominated by greenery. The upper floors of the building will accommodate residential units, while ground floors will be devoted to commercial use. Terraced facades create a dynamic appearance. Balconies and forecourts will be partially overgrown with climbing plants which will create green walls. Brick cladding is meant to evoke the appearance of the adjacent Högalid Church.
The new metro station will provide elevator access from Hornsbruksgatan to Högalid Park and house office spaces, shops, roof terraces and a health care center. This part of the redevelopment plan will be designed by Tham Videgård Arkitekter.