IMMENSELY DIVERSE, UNIQUELY UNIFIED, BLUE AND GREEN, FOR EVERYONE, AND EQUIVALENT; TOOLS FOR DEVELOPING THE H+ AREA THE TOLERANT CITY 1 - The Tolerant City THE BLUE MEETS THE GREEN 2 - The Tolerant City H+ DREAM - THE IDEA DiversityIntegrationBlue meets green THE TOLERANT CITY IT ORIENTS ITSELF TOWARDS THE WATERFRONT AND AT- TEMPTS TO CREATE EXPE- RIENTIAL, PROGRAMMATIC AND SPATIAL RELATIONS AND EXCHANGES. ATMOSPHERE In this city there are jobs for the innova- tive trades and industries, with sea view, berths for private boats, and fast connec- tions to both digital and physical infra- structures. Researchers, scholars and students will find residences, peaceful work environ- ments and free space along the canals for drinking coffee to go. Perhaps the chil- dren send messages in bottles down the G?seb?ck or smoke forbidden cigarettes on the viaduct, a remnant from the time when cars dominated city life. The motor mechanics, the skaters, the designers and the clandestine lovers also belong in The Tolerant City, where low rent, little workshops, commerce without invoices, and experimental reuse of build- ings create growth areas and noncon- formist milieus. LIVE PLANNING The dream of The Tolerant City is not just about how life in the city will be, but also about how a live planning may lead us there. What makes the dream viable is that it is feasible and open to other dreamers. We have no intention of con- structing a fixed and inflexible image, but rather a dynamic and adaptable planning tool with long-term usability. 3 - The Tolerant City As the backbone of this proposal, the blue meets the green in a life-giving landscape structure THE BLUE which areas that may be transformed and developed, and which areas that have no appreciable value. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89 VALUE MAP 1. KNUTPUNKTEN This traffic junction is functionally speaking a building of great value to the area. 2. THE SUGAR FACTORY Ikea occupies the old sugar factory, which is an indica- tion of the area’s productivity. 3. CAMPUS The Campus building with its efficient utility is an im- portant motor in the area. 4. CITY ARCHIVES The Helsingborg city archives are placed in a distinc- tive and narrative building, well suited to its functional content and purpose: the safeguarding of the city’s historical past. 5. THE FIRE STATION Both the building and its function appear well-run and worthy of preservation. 6. S?DERGATSVIADUKTEN The viaduct appears as a basic elevated railway of forceful disposition. 7. THE HUSSARREGEMENT The historical barracks are separate facilities, but pos- sessed of beauty and character. 8. JUTAN The building and the engine sheds to the north of it possess architectural value and tell an important story of how the area was previously used. 9. G?SEB?CK The area has great recreational value and is character- istic of the springs that break through the Landborg plateau. 13 - The Tolerant City ANALYSIS - H+ AREA engaging in a process of change, of learning to love what was once unloved. DIVERSITY The H+ area is already a creative land- scape of cultural production, and socially and culturally diverse from northern Hels- ingborg. H+ is at the heart of the city′s dualities, where so many elements, iden- tities and characteristics of the city come together; the industrial and the residen- tial, views of Helsingborg’s old town and views out across to Elsinore, communica- tion hubs of high-speed networks and slow, contemplative harbour-side walks, history and heritage and the new gen- POTENTIALS AND RISKS FROM A FINANCIAL POINT OF VIEW The strength of the area is the coastal situation with a view of Oresund towards Elsinore, Kronborg, etc, but also its posi- tion as a “gateway to the Baltic”. In addition to this, the area benefits from relatively short distances to beautiful, peaceful and idyllic locations in Scandina- via, while still being close to a metropolis with great possibilities for shopping and amusement. The risk is a lack of momen- tum; a protracted building process, per- manent building site disadvantages and heavy traffic through the area will influ- ence the appeal of the area in a nega- tive direction. With a time frame of more than 25 years, a lot of both known and unknown risk factors may manifest them- selves. The strategic planning and execu- tion of the project must to the greatest possible extent take this into account eration on Campus. Reconfiguring the existing to create potential new proper- ties, engaging in a process of change, of learning to love what was once unloved, discounted or disconnected. 14 - The Tolerant City II. STRUCTUREPLAN STRATEGY AND FLEXIBILITY The situation, size and contrast-filled potential of the H+ area require plans with a high degree of flexibility and strategic thinking. 15 - The Tolerant City We perceive it as crucial that the H+ area is made to contain a number of sub-areas comprising the basis for a great variety of social and cultural settings, thereby mak- ing a unified contribution to the multiplic- ity of Helsingborg and the general objec- tive of creating The Tolerant City. Development of sub-areas with high- quality housing and offices should be given a high priority. Other sub-areas that should be encouraged include sub-areas with conditions suited for research and learning, sub-areas for creative industries and alternative cultural activities in low- rent premises, and sub-areas containing a mix of sport activities and other urban functions. It is impossible to determine a chronological order for the establish- ment of these sub-areas. The order will be dependent on the conditions on the property market and the investment pos- sibilities of the city. The Hussarregement Firestation Child care center Theater Sheltered housing Sheltered housing Family housing Family housing Student house Workshop Landmark Gallery Public courtyards Public courtyards Art committee School Pocket park Family housing Cinema Conference R?nnowska School House of Transformation Knutpunkten Entrance to the station City Park Ikea City archives S?dergatsviadukten Jutan TRANSFORMATI ON STREET Handicap housing Park and ride Sport Sport Student housing Educational institution Educational institution Public square Hotel Conference Hall Student House Research Square Public Bath Film city Library OCEAN S TREET GOOSE ROAD Health institution HORI ZON ROAD Playground VIADU CT S TREET Viaduct park The Ocean Square Yacht Club Technology and science professions Established galleries Restaurants, café Embassy Landmark Harbour Bath Energy Park S?der Campus R?nnowska G?seb?ck Canal City Helicopter Runway Sea Water Heat Exchanger Sewage works Wind turbines Wastewater treatment CHP CHP The Transformation Square Goose Square StudioCafé Night club STRUCTUREPLAN 16 - The Tolerant City BUILDINGS In the first phase a total of 320.000m2 is built. Mainly on the Ocean Pier and around the Campus. LANDSCAPE The first part of Ocean Street is created to- gether with a park surrounding the old train depot in G?seb?ck. New canals are dug in the Ocean pier to create new and more inti- mate waterspaces with islands and bridges. A new energy park is created around the wastewater tanks by the harbour. TRAFFIC Massgodsleden is connected to the Syd- hamnsgaten by a temporary connection leading the heavy traffic to the ferry around the H+ area. The infrastucture inside the H+ site is kept as it is today. POSSIBLE STRUCTURE PHASE 1 17 - The Tolerant City BUILDINGS In the second phase a total of 216.000m2 is built. Mainly in the R?nnowska area. Small settlements are built in G?seb?ck between the old industrial sites and small commercial buildings. LANDSCAPE A square between the the old Hussarregi- ment building is created as fixpoint in the H+ development. The park around the old train depot is connected to the vegetation around the G?seb?ck Stream. The park by Ocean Street is finished. TRAFFIC The new train tunnel is created and new internal streets are constructed around the new build areas. The temporary connection between Massgodsleden and Sydhamnsgat- en is replaced by the new Ocean Street. POSSIBLE STRUCTURE PHASE 2 18 - The Tolerant City BUILDINGS In the third phase a total of 89.000 m2 is built connecting S?der with the area around the Campus. LANDSCAPE The park around the train depot is con- nected to the transformation square in R?n- novska completing the green and blue con- nection. A temporary green area is replacing the old train yard. TRAFFIC Malm?leden is reestablished as a new two lane street partly closed as a bus street an redirecting the traffic to the new Ocean Street and Gasverksgaten. The train platform by Knutpunkten is opened up and extended. POSSIBLE STRUCTURE PHASE 3 19 - The Tolerant City UILDINGS In the fourth phase a total of 100.000 m2 is build on top of the old train tracks and around the fire station in G?seb?ck. LANDSCAPE The old S?dergatan bridge is recreated as a new elevated park on top of the new Viaduct Park. TRAFFIC New local streets mainly for pedestrians and bikes are created around the new develop- ments. POSSIBLE STRUCTURE PHASE 4 20 - The Tolerant City POSSIBLE STRUCTURE PHASE 5 BUILDINGS In the fifth phase a total of 216.000 m2 is built finishing the Canal City by the ferry ter- minal connecting this part to the historical Helsingborg. The redirecting of Malm?leden leaves room for developing the remaing ar- eas in G?seb?ck. LANDSCAPE New recreational green routes are made. Connecting the H+ area with the parks and green sites in and around Helsingborg. TRAFFIC A tunnel connection to Elsinore is built south of Helsingborg minimising the amount of heavy traffic inside the H+ site. The Ocean Street is therefore changed into a two lane street. 21 - The Tolerant City CANAL CITY CAMPUAMPUCAM THE PRINCIPAL FEATURES OF THE STRATEGY ARE AS FOL- LOWS: 1. A new Ocean Street is made to han- dle the traffic along the harbour and to and from the ferries. Because of its size and architectural quality it also creates a new kind of promenade, enabling citizens to get close to the activity and drama of the harbour. 2. An inner, cohesive stretch of blue and green spaces is gradually estab- lished, spaces making allowance for the smaller scales and creating an amiable and inviting space for pedestrians and recreational sojourns. 3. Depending on market conditions and investment possibilities, a number of development areas or nodes are set up. KNUT N ARAY PA K DGOOSE ROAD OC EANEA 22 - The Tolerant City Building plots Water Landscape Car traffic Train connection (possible Elsinore connection) Recreational routes/bike and pedestrian STRUCTURAL LAYERS 23 - The Tolerant City Public spaces/pocket spaces Neighbourhood square Residential Residential/Business Residential/Business/Service/Private service Business Business/Service/Private service Culture Institution Sport Functions Public transport Cultural walkway Area square 24 - The Tolerant City FERRY ACTIVITY AS TODAY Another future in the H+ area imagines the ferry infrastructure left as it is today. In this scenario, the Canal City will mainly be developed at the Ocean pier. The areas near Knutpunkten will be developed in close relation to the Stadsparken and the existing city leaving an area in between this new development and the Canal City for the ferry infrastructure. In this sce- nario, the flexibility of the structureplan generates a more mixed urban landscape A DEVELOPED OUTER PIER A future scenario developing the outer pier is highly potential in a long term perspective. The location directly at Ore- sund and near the city centre and the Ocean pier provides attractive qualities of the outer pier. The Helsingborg image, when arriving from Oresund, is mainly characterized by the industrial piers and the Landborgen plateau. The develop- ment at the pier should therefore built on to the premises of the pier as it is today: A development with amazing views and sandy beaches neighboring the energy park, Harbour baths and the Ocean Street rambla. The coming buildings could furthermore act as a wind barrier at the front row of the Canal City creating calm public spaces. where heavy traffic, marina, public spaces and new development create a vibrant and dynamic urban environment. OTHER SCENARIOS 25 - The Tolerant City 26 - The Tolerant City A GUIDED TOUR IN THE ENERGY PARK FLEXIBILITY + SUSTAINABILITY With H+ Helsingborg has the perfect opportunity to make it easy for people to lead healthy and sustainable lives in an environment that will inspire them to do so beyond what’s demanded by law. FLEXIBILITY AND CULTURE The culture we are proposing for the H+ site is a culture of tolerance. Tol- erance may be understood in many ways; an acceptance of difference, an openness to understanding the other, an attitude or condition of balance, the degree to which one can bear a load, and above all, physical and psychologi- cal flexibility. III. STRATEGY 27 - The Tolerant City STRATEGY - FLEXIBLE PLANNING From the Canal City towards G?seb?ck From the Canal City towards the City center and the harbour From the Campus area towards S?der and the harbour From G?seb?ck towards R?n- nowska and Planteringen From the Campus area towards G?seb?ck From R?nnowska towards G?seb?ck From G?seb?ck to- wards the Canal City From the G?seb?ck towards S?der From G?seb?ck to- wards R?nnowska DEVELOPMENT ZONES The volume of the project makes it rea- sonable to divide it into development zones, each preferably with its own in- dividual characteristics. Within these zones it may be relevant to divide further into geographical stages depending on market developments. The division into zones and stages makes it easier to oper- ate with price differentiation in connec- tion with sale of land and plots. MARKETING The size and time frame of the develop- ment area make it relevant to initiate marketing to potential circles of inves- tors at a relatively early stage in order to make it possible for these to incorporate investments in their long-term strategy. It is estimated that the greatest profit can be achieved by maintaining a preponder- ance of residential space in the harbour district (S?derhamnen), because water- front residences generally are in great demand and much appreciated. POTENTIAL INVESTORS Potential investors will most likely be found among institutional investors (life insurance companies and pension funds) both nationally and internationally, but larger private investment funds with a long-term investment span might also be interested. DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY DIAGRAM The development strategy strives to- wards creating an area of qualities from the early phases. - By introducing not only high profit development but also other types of investments. This strategy activates large parts of the site in the early phases. 28 - The Tolerant City THE TOLERANT CITY VISION AND GENERAL PLAN As soon as the H+ selection is made, the process should be transferred to municipal management by producing a General Plan (GP).