Public green spaces in Malmö
Finding the structure of the DNA
Outer city Rural area
Mapping different qualities in selected districts; 1. City center, 2. Inner city, 3. Fosie Analyzing the different districts by relations of green spaces, water, building
and 4.Oxie density and open spaces.
Building density and green areas (parks and water), as well as com-
pactness and spaciousness in selected districts in the city of Malmö. Buildings
The most compact unit in the inner city is provided Green space
by high density housing combined with key water
routes and green areas. The parks and water kom-
CITY CENTER bined with high density givs “the right” urban felling. Water FOSIE
Less green areas, no water spaces, but high den- OXIE
sity. Low spaciousness, indicating that inner city
may have a shortage of outdoor nature. For future
condensation it is needed more green areas, com-
bined with new buildings. This will increase the
INNER CITY compact unit.
Less dens. More open spaces but littel green spaces.
In a densification process is the interaction between compactness and spa-
In a densification process is the interaction between ciousness important. When spacious unit is reduced, as it generally does
compactness and spaciousness important. When spa- with densification, the compact unit should increase to maintain the urban
cious unit is reduced, as it generally does with densi- environment more attractive. This is an opportunity that does not appear to
fication, the compact unit should increase to maintain be utilized in the the outer city zones of Malmø. The risk with this develop-
FOSIE the urban environment more attractive. ment is primarily the single suburban zone reduces the attractiveness to the
point that it runs on more urban sprawl in the spacious periphery. In short,
you can accept the loss of spaciousness if you get greater compactness
instead, not only increased housing density. Great spaciousness, which is
The lowest compactness, in other words, the low- most attractive in the periphery, is now already widely used due to a century
est urbanity, is found in areas that are only “green of sprawl. The decrease in compactness that currently takes place in the
space”, For example, in rural areas, or no green outer city zone is likely to create a less competitive and less space-efficient
OXIE space, such as industrial areas. region as a whole
Green structure - an arena of polarization in the urban planning, where there
are contradictions between the green structure and urban development. It is
therefore important to study this landscape at the local level in the citys outer
zone in Malmö. With the expected continuing high population growth in com-
The graphs show the basic density and landscape structure in inner and outer bination with national and regional objectives for nature conservation, the city
Malmö city. Malmö is now a relatively green and spacious area, which has a becomes the arena of conflicting interests - to build or preserve? As I already
high compactness of the inner city, but lack the density and compactness of the have shown, different spaces ( city zones) are isolating the different districts in
suburbs. the city from each other, and become a driving factor in a social segregation
processes. Social segregation and income gaps between rich and poor areas
Case study area includes a landscape around the ring road where strong inter-
are increasing, and calls for an development that creates links and venues in
ests for urban development and different nature- landscape conservation
and between the inner-outer city urban areas. At the same time, they repre-
interests are meet. The area is located in the east of Malmö city, where the
sent an important resource as ecological potential areas. As part of the effort to
outer city zone meets the rural area with strong agriculture traditions.
meet national objectives for both enviromental issues and biodiversity will the
landscape around and in the city be an important aspect of Malmö as an sus-
tainable city for the future.
Malmö Today Malmö Tomorrow
Sustainable ecological Möllevången Tomorrow.
gardening Selling local products
Agricultural production Möllevången today. products
today specialist for transportation
Industrialized agriculture, mass production of
selected products, specialized tasks.
the soil becomes depleted, desiccation and
Elastic is a body, system, order, organisation
erosion. Need to supply more and more
or relationship that is deformable or alterable
fertilizer to keep up production of food. With
by the action of a force, in an evolutionary
the consequence of contaminated groundwater
logic. This elastic dimension can guide us inn
and polluted oceans.
a new directionin which the producer and the
consumer can be seen as one for a sustaineble
Systems, actions or processes capable of
growing and developing, mutating and
transforming, varying, deforming and being
precise and flexible, at once determinate and
No longer lovly volumes under the light, but
rather ambiguous landscapes under the sky.
Fields within other fields.
No longer strict geometric schemes but rather
freer and more meaningful configurations.
A new desire to lift the background to the surface,
in short, to turn the ground and the surface into
the object of the project.