The Slaughterhouse Quarter

Slakthusomrdet Fbindelsehallen 1200X1017

The purpose of the development plan is to present the current status of, and development opportunities for, the city's culturally and historically valuable buildings in the Slaughterhouse Quarter (Slakthusområdet), prior to sale and continued management.

September 1, 2021
  • COUNTRIES: Sweden

The development plan has been prepared by the development administration in collaboration with the city planning office, the department of housing and community development and the city museum. For further information and descriptions of specific buildings and completed programme work, reference is made to previous assessments, cultural-historical inventories and approved programme documents.

Cultural heritage

The Slaughterhouse Quarter was established in 1906-1912 to secure the food supply to Stockholm's growing population. Following multiple cholera epidemics, the city's small-scale, unregulated slaughterhouse operations were brought together within an extensive factory facility that was groundbreaking for its time. The district was thus created during a period when local councils and authorities began taking greater responsibility for the health and welfare of their citizens. At the same time – and this is reflected in its architecture – the Slaughterhouse Quarter is the result of industrialism's ideas relating to hygiene, efficiency and technology.

Qualities to manage and develop

The buildings of the Slaughterhouse Quarter represent unique opportunities for developing a new district on the basis of the area's traditions and historical environment. This presupposes a high level of architectural ambition that not only responds to the needs of tomorrow but also to the cultural-historical values that will remain in the heart of the district. The preserved buildings and the area’s diversity of activities require development. Even so, it should still be possible to perceive the quarter’s various development phases in the future.

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