Intersection and Coordination: New slussen

September - December 2014
Course: Contemporary Urban Design | PLE755
Programs used: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, ArcGIS

The intersection of Stockholm’s public infrastructure is at the heart of all the urban projects in the city. Stockholm is known as a global leader in sustainability and for leading by example in the efficient use of resources. For this project, we took a closer look at New Slussen, a waterfront redevelopment project in the core of Stockholm. From the several urban projects we researched, we noticed a pattern of public and private investment happening near the intersections of existing pieces of public infrastructure. New Slussen is an example of this, where we see bus lines (yellow), the tunnelbana, also known as the metro (in pink), ferries, cycling paths (in orange), and public green spaces (in green) collide. By highlighting these key pieces, we see how New Slussen is positioned at the junction of these elements. Rather than creating urban projects from scratch, this efficient use of infrastructure causes a more pragmatic and piecemeal approach to city building. Stockholm has been a great example of how cities can retrofit existing areas to make them more accessible, livable and enjoyable.  Data was used from the City of Stockholm and OpenStreetMap. 3D renderings from Bjarke and Ingels Group were used in the generation of this graphic. 

Our group's work was chosen out of 50+ submissions to be displayed in the Mapped Ground Exhibit in the Urbanspace Gallery (401 Richmond Street W, Toronto, ON) that took place from January - March 2015, curated by Dr. Shelagh McCartney.

Group Members: Aileen Muan, Martin Ceralde