Elinegård – a pedestrian haven surrounded by greens

At the edge of an old limestone quarry – today a nature reserve,
Malmö’s new district Elinegård is taking shape.

Elinegård is being developed in three stages. Stage two, comprising 800 homes on two blocks, is wholly owned by Ikano Bostad and will be part of an aspiring sustainability programme. Construction starts in the autumn of 2021.

“We have high ambitions for Elinegård and have chosen to follow Citylab’s* process for sustainable district development. We will be the first private actor in Sweden to certify according to their programme,” says Sven Olsson, Project Developer for Elinegård.

CityLab* Action is the first certification system for sustainable district development designed for Swedish conditions. Citylab was developed by Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC) together with a number of actors. The purpose is to facilitate sustainable urban development and for districts to be developed and planned accordingly with national sustainability goals and the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, Agenda 2030.

Creating a green city district

The sustainability programme was developed in parallel with the area’s local planning in 2020 and will contribute to creating a green and vibrant area. It will facilitate the work of preserving and promoting biodiversity, reducing climate impact and enhancing a sense of community for the residents.
“We hope to create a green city district that enables meetings and togetherness in everyday life. We will take advantage of the area’s history and rich nature, which will also be visible on the facades and in the courtyards,” says Lovisa Sjostedt, Assistant Project Manager.

Safe and quiet area

In the heart of the Elinegård, residents have access to a mobility building with a car and bicycle pool, bicycle workshop and parking spaces. There will also be areas that they can use for working, studying or hobby activities. Concentrating most of the parking in the mobility building, Elinegård will be a quiet and safe area where cyclists and pedestrians will take up more space than cars.