The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)

Hammarby Sjöstad


Historical Background

The Hammarby Sjöstad area was originally intended to be an olympic village for Stockholm’s application to the 2004 summer Olympics. It has new transfered into  a sustainable waterfront residential neighborhood. Until the initiation of the Hammarby Sjöstad in 1998, the area was previously dominated by small-scale industries, the soil was heavily polluted from previous use and had to be cleaned before any construction could start.

Environmental Goal

  • All the electricity used comes from renewable sources

  • Testing of new types of fuel cells, solar cells and solar panels

  • Energy from purified wastewater utilized in district heating and cooling

  • Biogas extracted from sewage sludge and food waste and used as vehicle fuel

  • Digested sewage sludge used as fertilizer

  • Combustible waste becomes district heating and electricity

  • Rainwater from streets purified locally to avoid strain on sewage treatment plant