Everyone’s talking about a smarter, more sustainable future. This is taking shape in Brunnshög in southern Sweden. And it’s being created around the people who will live there, focusing on their future needs.
The new district of Brunnshög is being built in the city of Lund in southern Sweden. The realisation of the district’s vision is creating an inspirational, international residential environment, where up to 40,000 people live and work. It includes excellent facilities and laboratories, along with a dense, mixed urban environment featuring a variety of housing and attractive parks, as well as shops, schools, workplaces and services.
Responsibility for future generations
The city of the future will make much greater demands on sustainability, and Brunnshög has the ambitious goal of leading the way towards a more sustainable world. The city district aims to set a European example, taking local responsibility for the global climate, with an inspirational residential environment where people and ideas meet, reflecting quality of life, enjoyment and consideration for future generations.
This affects the planning of Brunnshög in several ways. This district aims to be characterised by sustainability and quality of life through everything from infrastructure such as tramways and district heating, to smaller initiatives such as water butts and a carpool.
To achieve the district’s vision of being a world-leading residential, innovation and research environment, its work is based on three strategies:
1. Developing the world’s most prominent research and innovation environment, using the MAX IV and ESS research facilities as drivers.
2. Making Brunnshög a knowledge-intensive, international residential environment by constantly exploring new solutions for sustainable social development.
3. Creating an international destination for science, culture and recreation that inspires discoveries and new knowledge.
These strategies are intended to provide Brunnshög with three strong cornerstones: knowledge intensity, sustainable urban development and regional attractiveness.
Construction of the first phase is underway
The first phase of district, Southern Brunnshög, is already home to around 1,000 residents, together with restaurants, a grocery store and other services. Nobelparken opened in 2020, while summer 2022 will see the opening of Kunskapsparken, offering a recreational area the size of 30 football fields. The world’s largest low-temperature district heating network, Sweden’s largest waste vacuum system and the tram from central Lund to Brunnshög are already in use in the district.
Facts and figures
• 92% of buildings in Brunnshög generate their own solar power;
• 96% of the properties provide opportunities for growing plants and vegetables;
• 88% of apartment buildings offer carpool membership.