Resurrecting Norrköping

  • Red granite paving in Holmentorg preserves the footprints of demolished paper mill buildings.
  • The intersection at Skvallertorget was lifted and repaved in the early 2000s to give priority to pedestrians over vehicular traffic.
  • Large-scale section through the Motala River in central Norrköping's Industrilandskapet (original actual size measures 45 in x 256 in / 114 cm x 650 cm). The hump in the middle is where the river bottom was raised to preserve the effects of the various waterfalls in the area when a new tunnel and powerplant were built in the 1990s that diverted most of the water.
  • In the early 1990s Holmen (a 400-year old paper manufacturing company that started in Norrköping) consolidated the majority its hydro-electric generators into a new, below-ground power plant that significantly lowered the surface water of the river. The river bottom was raised in a key location to preserve the effect of the waterfalls along its course. Refer to the section above to see where this work was done.
  • Section through the highly manipulated Motala River's journey from Lake Vättern to Bråviken and Norrköping's location within it.
  • The general growth of industrially-zoned land in Norrköping over time contrasts with the contraction and disappearance of industry in the city's Industrilandskapet.
  • Timeline highlighting key anchors and actors in Norrköping's textile/paper collapse and subsequent culture/knowledge rise.
  • Figure-ground series of diagrams illustrating the change in use in Industrilandskapet from 1946 just before the industrial collapse to today.