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Höghus: En alternativ lösning på vår snabba stadsexpansion
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Construction Engineering.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Construction Engineering.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Highrise buildings : An alternative solution to our rapid urban expansion (Swedish)
Abstract [sv]

Uppsala like many other Swedish cities is affected by heavy housing shortage, in terms of too few existing flats and residents within the city limits. Every semester thousands of new students are facing the same problems of finding themselves adequate accommodation. The waiting lists for flats and student-dorms are getting longer for each year, and the situation is just getting worse. Simultaneously, Uppsala’s ambition is to increase its population and expand as a Swedish metropolitan, according to the Swedish governmental environment goals.


This paper investigates and analyses the possibilities of expanding a city’s population by building high-rise buildings. A city developed with high-rise buildings will provide different conditions and penalties than what we have formerly been used to in Sweden. Therefore we have analysed the eventual outcome in a few different areas which would most likely be affected by an upcoming progress including constructions of high-rise buildings. The examined areas are production costs, energy efficacy, cityscape and community related issues. To set clear boundaries regarding the reports extent, we have chosen to focus on Uppsala as a city in particular. Ultimately, the results of different studies and comparisons have been discussed with the origin of promoting the benefits of different solutions. The report reveals that high-rise constructions could contribute with considerably more positive outcomes than people without deep understanding within the subject could possibly imagine. Other, more social related questions in this context need attention as well. For example: How would it work on a practical level for the inhabitants of Uppsala if the buildings suddenly were a lot higher than what they used to be? Would these buildings take attention away from the Uppsala castle and the cathedral? Would Uppsala even remain a pleasant place to live in? Questions such as these together with other social related issues have been discussed in this report as well. The report has been carried out in collaboration with the building contractor JM AB, from which data and information on various intervals have been taken.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 87 p.
Keyword [sv]
Höghus, Uppsala, Stadsexpansion
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-173030ISRN: ISRN UTH-INGUTB-EX-B-2011/23-SEOAI: diva2:516274
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Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Construction Engineering
Available from: 2012-10-04 Created: 2012-04-17 Last updated: 2012-10-04Bibliographically approved

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