Co-creation + Meeting place = Naturmolnet
Växtvärket invites you to a different urban park experience in the Sofielund district. An experience named Naturmolnet.
Naturmolnet is a co-creative, green meeting place that brings together the neighborhood and its residents. What once used to be an unsafe wasteland marked by its dark history has been transformed into a lush pocket park with the help and cooperation of local artists, residents and children. This form of co-creative design and architecture contributes to a dynamic placemaking process, with its character constantly evolving and changing into what its visitors bring to it. This dynamic process also contributes to a sense of responsibility and social commitment in the hundreds of school children and their parents who have participated.
Since the start of Naturmolnet this piece of land has grown not only to be a place filled with plants, but is now also a place where people gather to celebrate birthdays, dates, play games, have barbecues or listen to a concert.
Naturmolnet aims to inspire more playful and green urban landscaping with green roofs and walls, with meadows and a stormwater play. It wants to showcase an including city planning process that creates opportunity and means to activate more people and different expressions. All together these factors help bring life to the urban space and contribute in keeping the residents interested in their own city.
People, artist, designers, painters, organisations are among those who has made their mark at Naturmolnet and include Kai Wollin, Maria Ocampo, Erik Hildorsson, Glokala Folkhögskolan, Kim Hr Holm, Bates, Erik Vestman, Föreningen TIF, Dan Sapunar and DV Resurs among others.
In collaboration with the City of Malmö, BID Sofielund, and the property owner Kungsleden, Växtvärket Malmö Ideell förening has led the project to transform the site within the Project Case Sofielund 2030, funded by the European Regional Development Fund via the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. The private property owner Kungsleden leases the area, not having any determined plans for the site, thus making it possible for us to develop Naturmolnet in the form of green intermediate use.
Could Naturmolnet be the starting point for increased intermediate use of unsafe and abandoned plots to strengthen the social and ecological sustainability in our cities?