Botanikern is part of a new neighbourhood in Uppsala,Rosendal, developed according to a high sustainability standard. This newly built housing complex literally breathes wood, with a CLT frame and a wooden façade. The natural material is further emphasized by greenery – on the façade, in the courtyard and on the rooftop with its own biotope landscape. Social interaction is also at the projects core, as are circular systems and biodiversity, and living spaces to share, for all.
The development of the area has high demands on sustainable qualities, from a city perspective. The housing complex started out as the winning proposal in a land allotment competition for one of the sites developed in Rosendal – where in total more than 3000 apartments, for about 10 000new dwellers will be ready for 2025. Sustainability in all its aspects –economical, ecological and social – are at the core of the development and Botanikern is one of the flagship projects, ticking many of the boxes for a beneficial living environment, for all, on all levels.
Presentation by Maria Axelsson & Andreas Lönnroth, Architects SAR/MSA and founders of Axeloth architects
In conversation with:
Claes Larsson, Stadsarkitekt, Uppsala
Mark Isitt, journalist and architecturecritic