The expansion of the Western Harbour has since its beginning attracted considerable attention, and it has become an international model for sustainable urban development. Its location on the waterfront, closeness to the city and its fine urban environments make the Western Harbour one of Malmö's most attractive areas to live in, work in and visit.
In the Western Harbour, Malmö City uses a value-based model for urban development and together with property developers they work with various sustainability models - from dialogue and knowledge-building, to common environmental goals and certification systems where all aspects of sustainability characterise the process from start to finish.
The Western Harbour has attracted interest from international city planners for the last 20 years and is an example of sustainable city planning. With this guided digital tour it’s possible to visit the area from anywhere in the world free of charge.
Here you can find information on the harbours expansion and history and the urbanism that has taken place from Bo01 – the world’s first climate neutral city area – to the parts of the Western Harbour which are developed today. The themes of the tour are city planning and architecture, public space and green space, soil remediation, storm water management, energy provision and waste management.
The tour, which exists in English and Swedish, is about 40 minutes long and has 16 target points with three 360 degree photos each. It can currently only be accessed with a web browser.
Walking guided tour of the Western Harbour
During the walking guided tour we follow the development in the Western Harbour from its start, the Bo01 exhibition area - Sweden's first urban area with climate-neutral energy systems - to the new generation of sustainable construction projects.
In the Bo01 area, built for the European housing exhibition in 2001, modern architecture mixes with environmental technology. The area is supplied with local, renewable energy and has an advanced system for waste management. There is an open storm water system and biodiversity in the area benefits from green spaces and areas.
The Fullriggaren area has the largest collection of passive and low-energy houses in Sweden. Organic waste is collected by waste disposers and is led to collection tanks for biogas production. Renewable energy is produced in the area and there are car and bike pools.
The latest project called Kappseglaren has i.e. a completely carbon-neutral, passive complex as well as so-called "smart homes" with intelligent and energy-efficient systems.
Please note that from November to March we don't do any guided tours in the Western Harbour area. You can instead contact independent guides that Malmö City cooperates with. Here's a contact list of professional Malmö guides Pdf, 70.7 kB. (Pdf, 70.7 kB).
meeting point: Outside the entrance of Turning Torso, Lilla Varvsgatan 14
length: 90 minutes
cost: 5 000 SEK + VAT per group
type of study: Guided tour by foot
max number of participants: 25
website: Western Harbour