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Moving the city of Kiruna

A sneak peek at the new Kiruna

Moving the city of Kiruna

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 what it will look like.

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