Sweden’s northernmost city Kiruna was formed around a mine for more than 100 years ago. Now, the same mine is threatening to swallow up the town.
Move the city, or collapse into the ground. Those were the two options for the city of Kiruna, if they wanted to keep the mining activities – that is the main source of income for the city – going. In our second episode of ’The Megaproject Listing’ we look into the urban relocation of this arctic city, located in the North of Sweden.
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?