Oct

19

Woodlife Sweden at Archtober | Where people can thrive. Botanikern, housing complex – Meet the architect

Start

Tue

,

Oct 19

8:00 am

End

Tue

,

Oct 19

9:00 am

How

Virtual

Type

Talk

Location

A photo of the Botanikern project.

Botanikern. Photo: David Valldeby

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

Moderator:
Mark Isitt, journalist and architecturecritic

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