Technical Tours

RiverCity Gothenburg - the Gothenburg water front

Source: Älvrummet Source: Älvrummet

We start with a visit in Älvrummet, a building dedicated to the development of the RiverCity Gothenburg Project.  There you will get a good overview of the city when seeing the large model of Gothenburg covering the ongoing urban developments along the river as well as the old, fortified parts of the city.

Then we will take a boat trip along the water front experiencing the river Göta älv. You will listen to the history of Gothenburg harbor, the challenges of the growing city combined with the challenges of climate change and how the city is trying to solve them.
 

Frihamnen – an important part of the RiverCity Gothenburg Project

Source: Flygare Palmnäs (t.v.) & Älvstaden (t.h.) Source: Flygare Palmnäs (t.v.) & Älvstaden (t.h.)

We start with a visit in Älvrummet, a building dedicated to the development of the RiverCity Gothenburg Project.  There you will get a good overview of the city when seeing the large model of Gothenburg covering the ongoing urban developments along the river as well as the old, fortified parts of the city. 
We will continue by boat across the river to Frihamnen, an area that is exposed to the effects of the climate change.  You will learn how the RiverCity Vision now is implemented in this strategic located area. Frihamnen is as large as the historic city centre and will eventually hold 15 000 residences and 15 000 workplaces, a new hospital, several parks, schools, restaurants and hotels. You can find more information about Frihamnen here.
 

Sustainable housing and development, HSB Living Lab and Torp

Source: Tengbom Source: Tengbom

This is a bus tour that will visit two sites.
HSB Living Lab is a research and demonstration area on the campus of Chalmers University of Technology. It also includes homes for students and guest researchers. The aim of this exciting project is to create knowledge of a more sustainable lifestyle in the home. We want to create innovations on site which will help to enhance the quality of present and future homes, buildings and surroundings. More information about HSB Living Lab and the ongoing research projects can be found on their website

Source: HSB brf Studio 1 Source: HSB brf Studio 1

Torp area is located in eastern Gothenburg. The unusual about this area is that several developers have worked together on planning the external surroundings to make sure the area is perceived as a whole. The developers have also work together to take responsibility for handling the urban water in the area and have built a joint solution. Although the area is not yet finished, one of the developers, HSB, has won a prestigious architecture  prize, the Casper Salin prize.
 

The Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Changing Climate Challenge

Source: Emilie Asplund, Gryaab Source: Emilie Asplund, Gryaab

How have we managed to handle tighter limits despite high and increasing volumes of water at the Gothenburg regional WWTP?  What future issues do we face with infiltration and inflow in combination with future, possibly even stricter, effluent standards, and how do we plan to solve them? We welcome you to visit the Rya WWTP, an example a modern waste water treatment plant in many ways optimised for the high flows of Gothenburg. 
 

Climate, geology, location and historic decisions about town planning and sewer systems are all factors to why the Rya WWTP receives a lot of infiltration and inflow. During your visit, you will see the technical details of how more water can be handled while still meeting the effluent standards. You will also meet some of the key engineers involved in the technical solutions and hear how they plan to handle future decision-making. Should the future WWTP be extended in order to handle the given future flows, or should even more effort be put into reducing the flows? More information about Gryaab and Ryaverket can be found on their website.