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Lorensborg is a district in west part of Malmö, not so far from the city center.




There are 3 highrises (or commie blocks?), they are on Emporis, but I don't think
that any of them has been seen on this forum before:


Lorensborgsgatan 4 A-B, 48 m, 16 floors


Vendelsfridsgatan 6 A-B, 47 m, 16 floors


Hallingsgatan 6 A-B, 43 m, 16 floors

For those who want to see more of commie blocks in Malmö:
http://skyline.250free.com/Malmo_Concrete.htm
 

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Thanks for the pics Nightsky! "New" highrises are always welcome :D

And about the heights: I was the one who mailed Malmö stadsbyggnadskontor to get the heights, and according to them Hallingsgatan 6 is lower than the other two since it hasn't got any fan-room (fläktrum) on top of the roof (but my guess is that it's shorter than the other two even if you not count the fanrooms on top, looks like that in the pic). So now you know that (if you already didn't know it ;):))
 

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What is exactly is a commie block? What's the definition? Anyway, I bet these are in much better shape than the ones you have in mind :tongue2:
 

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No great architecture, but I don't think they are that bad to be commie blocks. I think they are connected to the lower buildings.

@Atlantica C5: Yes, I have also drawn them for the diagram. So I know the smallest is only 43 meters, the others are 47 and 48.
 

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props

good pics.. nightsky : we want to see more of malmö,hehe dont hesitate to post them pics if u have :)
 

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id still catgorize them as commieblocks ;) Tallinn and Vilnius and Riga have hundreds of these :) (ofcourse these Malmö ones have a bit more fancy glass, but the idea remains)
 

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I've noticed that almost all Malmö "commieblocks" have "inglasade balkonger" :)


like this:


why is that? i dont see many of these in Stockholm
 

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Many commieblock buildings have been and are being renovated and modernized, which I think is very good. Actually, a lot of buildings (for example in Högaholm, Holma etc.) that looked really ugly before are now quite ok.
 

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Many commieblock buildings have been and are being renovated and modernized, which I think is very good. Actually, a lot of buildings (for example in Högaholm, Holma etc.) that looked really ugly before are now quite ok.
ok ok.. got any pics of them before they got renovated? my mother used to live in the högaholm highrises in the 70's/80', and she says everything in Malmö was way better then..
 

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DnH,

I don't know if these particular buildings has been renovated or if this is the original design. Högaholm looked really rough before the renovation, that is for sure.

Malmö was an (pretty well doing) industrial town in the 70s, with Kockums as the flagship. Now it is a city of education and knowledge, with a lot of belief in the future. IMO Malmö has never been better than now.
 

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Actually Lorensborg is not considered a bad area and the apartments are not so cheap either. Commie blocks in Sweden use to have good standard even if the architecture is depressing. The "inglasade balkonger" - glass enclosed balconies make them look a little bit better than the ones in Eastern Europe.
I think it is simply because MKB, the local property company that owns many of these highrises, likes glass enclosed balconies.

To be honest, I don't think that Malmö has become better, rather the opposite. Malmö has an extremely high unemployment rate(very hard to get a job), it is also very hard to get an apartment and the number of homeless people is increasing. Sorry, I don't want to lie to me forum friends.
 

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What is exactly is a commie block? What's the definition? Anyway, I bet these are in much better shape than the ones you have in mind :tongue2:
Bill Levitt, the father of mass-produced US suburban homes, stated that no man who owns his own house can be a communist. From the looks of it, the Soviets agreed. In the ideological climate of the day, capitalist cities were regarded as products of the chaotic development of exploitative societies, and the qualitative differences between center and periphery as expressive of social inequality. Consequently, socialist architects were tasked with the development of a new form for the city; one structurally tuned to the new, socialist lifestyle.
Basically communist housing, sorta, at least that was the original plan. Now they're just conveniant, usually low-income mass housing systems.
 
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