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Östermalmstorg

Stockholm

Sweden

Contributed by 
Ethan Kent
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
December 5, 2005
December 14, 2017

A special neighborhood square with a market and independent restaurants.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

Since the over design and resulting decline of Kungstagarden, this has perhaps become Stockholm's best square. Anchored by a beautiful market hall (Saluhallen), this square is a neighborhood destination. A flexible space, the uses on the square are responsive to the neighborhood and the changing seasons.

Three different restaurants serve different clientele and expand and contract depending on the weather. A covered market area draws regular activity and complements that gourmet food of the Saluhallen with plants and crafts. The provocative public art is a good place to meet people, watch people, or be the entertainment.

Access & Linkages

The center of a neighborhood.

Comfort & Image

A quiet and comfortable place to be.

Uses & Activities

Not a busy or noisy square, there is still something to attract most anyone.

Sociability

Tourists, lovers, shoppers, neigherhood residents, young and old can all be seen here throughout the day.

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History & Background

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*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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