In Malmo’s Centre for Sustainable Development, we learned about the city’s history and transformation. After the collapse of industrialisation, the “Bo01” project was birthed to save the city. This project has led Malmo to become an international leader in sustainable architecture.
The day before our visit, I had visited the houses at Malmo’s Western Harbour and was awed by their beauty. Each house is just like an IKEA showroom, if not better, with modern home furnishings, and some homes even had rooftop gardens. These houses are in a premium location and cost more than what an average Swede can afford. Fortunately, the “Bo02” and “Bo03” projects are on their way. Some of these houses in the projects are for rent instead of for sale to make them more affordable for the middle-income group.