In Kulturhuset in Stockholm is the Stockholm Room. In the room the story shown is about the growing city, Stockholm’s future and how to get there. Visitors can get an exclusive view of new residential districts, even though they are not finished yet, or not even started through 3D tables and VR headsets. By entering the virtual streets, the visitors will feel how it will look like when it is established.
Also, the exhibition shows the extension of the metro displayed through a map with the extended lines. It offers experiences for the hearing sense too by listening to Stockholm’s own podcast “Stockholm Växer” from a comfortable armchair. Physically a large model of the city of Stockholm is covered by a glass floor that you are welcome to walk on. The large model of the city is the heart of the Stockholm Room. On it you can see both current and planned developments. All houses on the model that are in color exist today and all the houses that are white are planned. The houses are 3D printed and hand-painted.
The 3D tables hold 3D maps of the entire city of Stockholm. The visitor can either fly high above the city or zoom all the way down to street level. Information about urban development projects and infrastructure is available on the map. 3D models of large projects are shown too.
The visitor can learn more about what it takes to build a city in the different exhibitions about urban development. The hosts will tell about the general City Plan, about the city planning process and about some of the current large-scale urban development sites.
Learn more and visit Stockholmsrummet.
Photo: Fredrik Persson