Hyllie plaza is the first train stop in the country of Sweden after having left the bridge connection from Denmark. The plaza is located in a new city district on the southern outskirts of Malmö. The concept of the plaza has been to establish a designed forest on a noble granite floor, furnished with places for social use. The trees of this forest are organized in stripes, and between them are sunny glades, geared with generous seating.
▽ 火车站建筑和Hyllie广场，train station and Hyllie Plaza
▽ “森林”下来往的人流，people walking on the plaza
The trees are beech trees/ Fagus, which is a hallmark tree for this southern region in Sweden. The trees were imported from northern Germany, being 30 years old already at planting. 28 of these trees form the forest. An innovative technology has been used to construct the soil and to ensure that the trees will thrive. The floor of very large granite pavers, 2 x 1 meters, have been selected from a large number of granites for its outstanding mineral qualities. At the northern side of the plaza, four large water tubs organize a place for play and recreation.
▽ 花岗岩铺地，granite pavers
▽ 广场南端的水池，large water tubs at the northern side of the plaza
Twelve masts, each sixteen-meters tall, are grouped as pairs along the sides of the plaza and provide its frame. Between the masts stretch 1800 meters of thin steel cables, arranged in a certain disorder that resembles a spider’s web. The cables support a field of 2800 LED diodes programmed to four seasonal scenarios that create a digital sky after dark.
▽ 桅杆和夜晚的“天空”， masts form a digital sky after dark
▽ 夜晚婆娑的树影，tree shadow at night
Only 20 years ago, public space in Scandinavia was used mainly as parking place for cars. Today we see a renaissance for the public realm and priority is given to social life and pedestrians. This has established recreational qualities to cities which has improved urban life. The city centers have restored themselves as relevant social environs instead of being mere financial districts. In the establishment of Hyllie city district, the plazas was built first, and housing, commercial areas and other amenities came after. This would not have happened a couple of decades ago.
▽ 归还于行人的城市空间，public realm and priority is given to pedestrians
Project name: Hyllie Plaza
Project Location: Malmo, Sweden
Design Company: Sweco Architects
Landscape architect: Thorbjörn Andersson
Design Team: PeGe Hillinge, Johan Krikström, Marianne Randers, Andreas Johansson, Niklas Ödmann (illumination).
Area: 14 000 sq m