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Inspired by Svempa99's great thread with Göteborg aerials, I decided to do one for Malmö as well. :)

Like Copenhagen, Malmö is, as you probably know by now, blessed with a huge (and dense) inner-city for a city of its size. It stretches from the Central Station in the north, from the beach in the west, to Möllevången in the south and Värnhem in the east.
I will try to show you the most interesting parts of the inner city, as well as some bonus shots.


Let's start off in the east, where Värnhem Sq. marks the start of downtown.



West of Värnhem is Rörsjöstaden, which was built according to the popular grid-system in the early 1900s. The hexagon-shaped S:t Paul's Church marks the center of Rörsjöstaden, and the Jewish Cemetary is seen in the south-east.



Further west we see Malmö Consert Hall in the busy intersection where Amiralsgatan, Bergsgatan and Föreningsgatan merges.



Moving south, the small Folkets Park (People's Park) amusement park is crammed in between the dense blocks in Sofielund.



West of Folkets Park is my favourite neighbourhood of Malmö - Möllevången, or short; "Möllan". It's packed with markets, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, and is arguably the most integrated and multicultural inner city neighbourhood in all of Scandinavia.



North of Möllevången is the Malmö Opera (bottom of the picture).



Now, we're really downtown. The Triangeln area is one of the most dense areas in Malmö, and one of the Citytunneln stations will be located in the center of it. Hilton Malmö City is seen in the top left of the picture, and south of it - S:t John's Church.



Moving north, even deeper into downtown, we have the trendy Davidshall area.



Malmö isn't called "The City of Parks" for nothing. North-west of Davidshall we find Kungsparken and Slottsparken. The building with the red roof is Casino Cosmopol, and south of the canal is the award winning Malmö City Library, called "Ljusets Kalender" (the "Calendar of Light").



In Slottsparken we find the Malmöhus Castle which was the main defence post from the water in medieval times. Nowadays it is a museum.



South of the park is Hästhagen, with Kronprinsen - Sweden's tallest residential building when built. Another building in Malmö holds that title nowadays. ;)



Moving east again, we're at the very heart of Malmö City - Gustav Adolf's Square. West of it is a cemetary.



The area within the canal is called Gamla Stan (Old Town). Although, in the eastern parts of Old Town, many buildings were replaced by shameful monstrosities in the 1960s. The area has managed to keep its nice and urban atmosphere throughout the years though.



The western parts of the Old Town, however, is an orgy of medieval buildings, small squares and paths. The large square in the north is called Stortorget ("Large Square"), and the small square south-west of it is called Lilla Torg ("Small Square"). It is one of the most popular night spots for tourists and locals alike.



North of the canal and Old Town is traditionally where downtown ends in the north - however, this will change in the near future with the completion of the Västra Hamnen and Nyhamnen areas. This whole area is undergoing refurbishment, and will be a natural part of downtown when finished. All surface parking lots will dissapear as well of course.
The Main Central Station seen in the east.



Looking north, is the waterfront with big passengers ferries with destinations in Denmark, Germany and Poland.



A bit off our path, north-east of the previous area, is the Toyota terminal. All Toyota cars which are going to end up in the Nordics and Baltics comes to this terminal first, from the factories in Japan.



Back on track again, west of the Central Station area is Dockan ("The Docks"), which is a part of the huge area called Västra Hamnen (where Turning Torso is located). This photo is a bit old, as the whole east part of the dock is now finished. The plots on the western side of the dock is clearly marked.
At the base of the dock, by that parking lot in the south, construction of a 80m+ tall hotel will start soon.



The area west of Dockan, the central parts of Västra Hamnen, is pretty much empty. Within 10 years or so, however, this will be a huge urban part of Malmö.



And west of this huge area, we find one of the neighbourhoods which Malmö is most famous for internationally - the Bo01 area, with it's main attraction - the 190 meters tall Turning Torso (under construction in this picture).



Only a stone's throw west of Västra Hamnen is Malmö's own "Copacabana" - Ribergsborg beach. A several kilometers long beach a 10 minute walk from downtown.



The beach front is lined up with expensive condos and villas in Fridhem...



...which also marks the start of the dense inner city in the west.



A bit further south is the largest park in Malmö - Pildammsparken. Tallriken ("the Plate") seen on the left, is a popular place for football supporters to gather before matches, and also a popular place for hooligan firms to fight. ;)



And we'll finish today's tour with an aerial view of Malmö Stadion, since Malmö FF won against its arch rivals Helsingborgs IF tonight, although on away field. The current Malmö Stadion will be used until 2009, when the new stadium will be finished.



An overview of Malmö's inner city, for comparison.



That's all for today. I might do different series in the future. How about a Ghetto Malmö thread, for example? ;)
All images are taken from www.hitta.se.
 

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i fucking hate you sweden for having such nice perimetral planning, extensive inner cities, parks, excellent public transport.... and and and...

... :gaah:
 

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Great Staff! Rörsjöstaden looks neat. One good thing about Malmö is that all parts of the inner-city fits together almost seamlessly. It's a not like that in Stockholm and certainly not in Göteborg where we have troublesome topography. In Stockholm the inner-city is divided onto different islands which makes many streets less lively because they are outer streets.
 

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Amazing urban design, lucky Malmö peple =) for having such beautiful city, i like the court shaped houses, is it a building regulation ? I also love the parks.
But where is Calatrava's turning turso, i know it's by the sea.
I will also appreciate a picture for the whole city.
Thanks a lot staff.
 

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Nice to see a different and imo more interesting part of Malmø :) Ive also always loved aerials! Thanks for sharing :cheers2:
 

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Svempa99,
I agree. Flat cities wihout any real natural navigation points (such as hills etc.) generally feel more dense and chaotic than cities with more dramatic topography.
A flat city is more boring from an estethic point of view, but they generally have a better street life relative to the population. This is probably why Malmö's inner city is larger than Göteborg's (for example) as well, despite the latter having a larger population.

meez,
You can see Turning Torso (under construction) at the top right part of this picture.


Here's an overview of what's considered Malmö's inner city:
 

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Nice thread staff! Malmö's inner city is bigger than I thought, and I guess the topography has to do with it as you guys discussed. It's kinda interesting to also see how very much alike Malmö and Göteborg are if you look at the "Old towns" of the city with the moats and central stations (even though Malmö has a more preserved central part with small houses and irregular streets).
 

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Awesome thread Staff, great aerial pictures here. Malmø looks really good and i can remember the rout we walked last summer when i was down there, nice! :cool:
 

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The new hood will be bigger then i imagined :banana:, i think theres some possible densification projects however, say 100 scrapers? :happy:
 

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thanks a lot staff,
The turning torso is a beautiful building, it's modelled on google earth by the way. But it's not very famous i don know why!
The picture of the whole Malmö is just great, thanks a lot guys.
 

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Thanks for the interest guys. ;)


Qazaq,
I'm quite curious about which route you walked during the Malmo meet, me not being there that day.

kenny in blue,
Yeah, Vastra Hamnen is actually quite a lot bigger than the Old Town within the canal. A huge area indeed.

Sideshow Bob,
Rosengard doesn't really belong to inner city Malmo, even though it's quite close. :)
 

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I gave myself the freedom to make a little map of our walking tour in Malmö last summer, here it is:


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In a word: kickassity :D

btw - what zoom did you use on the big overview? 'cuase I'm thinking the Sthlm thread sould use one too...
 
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