“We want the area to be vibrant round the clock. If you design an area that’s purely residential, it tends to be dead during the day, and if you only have offices, it’s incredibly quiet in the evenings and at weekends. That’s why we want a combination of offices and residential properties,” says Kaan Tektas, project manager at Fabege.
Some of the residential districts will have gyms and social spaces visible from the street to reinforce the feeling of a vibrant area.
“We’re also looking at incorporating a small workshop for residents where they can paint furniture, repair bikes or rinse off muddy boots. We want to make daily life easier and above all, facilitate an active lifestyle,” says Kaan Tektas.
In addition to housing and offices, a large park has been planned with a pond to collect rainwater. Also, an ‘activity square’ will offer places to meet and interact in the form of shops, restaurants and spaces for sports and games.
“The activity square will be the vibrant part of the district. We don’t want to portion out shops and restaurants in different places in the district but instead concentrate the vibrant part to a delineated area. This will create the street life that people enjoy.
Car dealer Bilia, which has its showroom and workshop in part of what is to become Haga Norra, will stay where it is. Its new premises will have an underground car park and housing on top. They are also taking an ambitious environmental approach.
“The Bilia facility will be BREEM classified. Also, geo energy will meet the energy needs of the entire district. There should also be a car pool, because our vision is that you shouldn’t need your own car if you live here.”
Haga Norra is expected to be completed in 2026–2027. An initial stage with around 450 apartments and the new Bilia facility is planned to be completed in 2021.
Haga Norra in figures
- 90,000 sqm housing
- 55,000 sqm offices
- 5,000 sqm retail
- 60,000 sqm underground parking.