An area around Olof Palmes gata in the center of the Swedish capital Stockholm has been suggested transformed into a Thai Town, reports the Swedish newspaper Metro.[wzslider]
Photo credit: Visiondivision
Several Thai restaurants and Thai shops are already located in the district North of the square Hötorget in the capital of Sweden, and it has made a Swedish architecture firm develop and suggest an idea that takes it even closer to the real atmosphere of Thailand.
The area’s charisma could be strengthened more by a local market, flags hanging across the streets, colorful lamps, signs and boards in Thai style on the facades of the buildings.
“We have looked on different solutions to make Stockholm grow into more of a metropolis. We think the city should accentuate the positive in the various ethnicities, existing in town, and in that sense this area is a great example,” said Anders Berensson, joint owner in Visiondivsion.
The streets affected are Olof Palmes gata, Olofsgatan and Hollandergatan.
“What is missing is the architectural elements in such a neighborhood. We want to give freedom to those who work there to also take architectural utilized.”
Another suggestion is to use an old chapel next to the nearby Church of Adolf Fredrik in a better way.
“It is an amazing building, today filled with lawn mower. Why not turn it into a Buddhist temple? We have talked to the church and they are cautiously optimistic.”
Urban Mayor Per Ankersjö told newspaper Vi i Vasastan, that he is in favor of the proposal.
For more information about the potential transformation, follow this link.
Link to original article, here. (only in Swedish)