Why the town of Kiruna is being moved and what makes it one of the most ambitious urban planning projects in the world.
The Megaproject listing
In the second episode of our series ’The Megaproject Listing’, we visit the northernmost city in Sweden, Kiruna. This arctic town is currently undergoing a gigantic urban relocation, moving central parts from one place to another. And it is all because of the mine.Have a look
The Kiruna move is unique in many ways – but it’s not the first time in history cities or parts of them have been moved and rebuilt. Here are some examples from around the world.
The masterplan for the new Kiruna by White and Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter involves establishing a new central square and bringing the surrounding nature closer to the residents. This is...
The architect behind the relocation goes into the details of the city relocation. What is the final version for Kiruna? And how do you actually move an entire city?
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