A solution for the future
The central waterfront area, Slussen, is – and will continue to be – an important traffic hub in Stockholm. Nevertheless, it will transform from a traffic junction into a meeting point. After years of usage, the obsolete structure now has to be demolished and then rebuilt into a new and dynamic social meeting point with access to a variety of recreational activities. Likewise, more space will be created for public transport as well as pedestrians and cyclists.
Importantly, New Slussen will also be adapted to the changing climate. It will eliminate the high risk of flooding currently threatening Stockholm, as well as allowing for an increase in sea level caused by future climate change. This will ensure access to drinking water and protect vulnerable areas and other important buildings and infrastructure.
According to the City of Stockholm, the three benefits of New Slussen are:
- Safe drinking water
- New places to meet
- More space for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport