Fittja Terraces is an urban regeneration project in a socially challenging area in southern Stockholm. The main focus was to mix different sizes of households and forms of tenure and to complement the homogeneous nature of the area. The overall aim was to create local housing, in order to achieve long-term socio-economic opportunities and vibrant, supportive public space. The project proved very popular: all units sold quickly and 80% of the buyers were local residents.The main idea of the project is to connect three distinct spatial characters and scales. A diagonal sequence is created by means of a series of informal public spaces, which opens up visual axes and links pedestrian movement through the terrace blocks.
The buildings are constructed with prefabricated timber elements. A small number of flexible module types have been combined to create variety. The exterior treatment with stained timber panels of alternating width and colour provides a reference to nature and the existing urban fabric.