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Hammarby Sjöstad is an exciting new eco-friendly district in Stockholm where the City has imposed tough environmental requirements on buildings, technical installations and the traffic environment, from day one. It is located southeast of Södermalm and east of Johanneshov, bordering Nacka Municipality to the east.
Before the current redevelopment began, the waterside area was known as Södra Hammarbyhamnen (roughly South Hammarby Port), a mainly industrial zone which now houses a library and offices.
New plans for most of the Södermalm area Norra Hammarbyhamnen in the early 1990s opened the door for a redevelopment of the entire area around the water expanse Hammarby Sjö. Although Hammarby Sjöstad is located outside the inner-city Stockholm, the design is intentionally urban rather than suburban, with boulevards, clearly defined and architecturally varied city blocks, and commercial spaces in the ground floor of the buildings.