The city center of Malmö - part 2

This part is about the modern North End of Malmö's city center, around Triangeln, and the 60s modernist West end, around Kronprinsen. The city center stretches from the modern triangle shaped place Triangeln, via Gustav Adolfs Torg that is a little bit more oldfashioned and actually a larger kind of square, to Stortorget (Main Square) that is Malmö´s largest square and its historical heart together with Lilla Torg (Little Square). The harbour is and the central station are situated just across a street and a canal from Stortorget. All the way from Triangeln to Stortorget, you can walk on pedestrian streets. But central Malmö is more than just the city center. Several blocks northeast of Triangeln is Värnhemstorget and Östercity is located with many shops and nice buildings (otherwise pretty dead area). Architecturally, you can find everything from historic 15th century buildings to modern highrises. The silhouttes of central Malmö can be seen in the skylines section. Some of the photos below where taken during Malmöfestivalen 2009



Triangeln is a triangular place, situated in the south part of the city centre. It was completely tranformed in the late 80s. A new large shopping galleria, a new apartment building and the 20-storey Sheraton hotel was built then. Citytunneln's Station Triangeln with is two futuristic entrance buildings with underground railway connections to other Swedish cities and Copenhagen opened in 2010. In 2013 the mall was renovated and extended and in 2014, a 18-storey residential highrise called Kv. Kaninen was completed behind the hotel. In 2017 Tony Cragg's futuristic golden set of sculptures "Point of View" was ereceted. There is bike parking and bike repair shop at the station.

Hilton Malmö City at Triangeln is real landmark of Malmö. This postmodern hotel was built in 1989 as a Sheraton, and is 69m high and has 20 floors. For a while it was called Scandic Triangeln, later Hilton and in 2013 it switched the name back to Scandic. It features a large glass atrium where you can take one of the three glass enclosed elevators to the top.

Triangeln. In 2013 the facade was finally cleaned and the hotel switched back to the name Scandic Triangeln - again!

The postmodern fountain in front of an older brick building at Triangeln.

Hilton from the back (about 2008), with the integrated Triangeln shopping mall before construction of the new highrise, the city tunneln station entrance and extention of the mall.

Kv Kaninen is a 17-storey residential highrise under construction (lthe picture is from December 2013) that is integrated with the Triangeln mall. It will be completed in 2014.

Kaninen highrise (that means "the Rabbit") from the west. It is designed to not stand out, unfortunately, by typical Swedish standards. This with help from a lowrise podium that includes the 2-storey mall, offices and apartments.

The local newspaper Sydsvenskan's headquarters are relocated to there.

The skyline of Triangeln in June 2017, with the new "Point of View" sculpture, Kv Kaninen residential highrise to the left, Scandic in the middle and the St Johannes Church to the right.

The skyline of Triangeln in June 2014, with Kv Kaninen residential highrise to the left, Scandic in the middle and the St Johannes Church to the right.

The skyline of Triangeln in December 2013, with Kv Kaninen residential highrise u/c to the right and Scandic Hotel Triangeln to the left. Malmö Konsthall (modern art exhibition) in the center.

Rådmansgatan was recently (2014) redeveloped with buses moved here from Södra Förstadsgatan. Looking towards Triangeln with the new highrise and the new train tunnel station.

The new sculpture from 2017, "Point of View" by the English artist Tony Cragg.

Hilton's atrium seen from its exterior glass panorama elevators at night.

Triangeln Köpcentrum (shopping mall) opened in 1989 as a part of the refurbishment of the Triangeln area. In 2013 the mall was extended bu about twice its size and heavily rebuilt. It originally had 78 stores, but after renovation it had about 90 stores and more are planned to open, plus 12 restaurants and cafés. It is the 4th largest shopping mall in Malmö (Empira, Entré and Mobilia are larger). The picture above shows the renovated old part.

The new part of Triangeln mall with its funky interior, situated closer to the Citytunneln undeground train station.

Looking up towards Scandic Triangeln (formerly Hilton) from Triangeln Mall, that is integrated into the mall.

Part of the 2nd floor with its sloping glass roofs. In some way it was lighter before the renovation.

Triangeln before renovation.

S:t Johannes Kyrka is situated right on the backside of Hilton and Triangeln. It is 61 meters high and was built in 1907.

Johanneskyrkan (middle), Malmö Konsthall old wing (left) and Citytunneln Triangeln North station (right).

The south entrance to Citytunneln's Triangeln station. One of 2 futuristic buildings. Click here to visit the Citytunneln section.

The interior of the south entrance ot Triangeln city tunnel station.

Citytunneln Triangeln, North entrance. Click here to visit the Citytunneln section.

Södra Förstadsgatan, between Triangeln and Gustav Adolfs Torg. Malmö´s pedestrian streets go through the whole downtown from the south to the north. I also live at Södra Förstadsgatan, but many many blocks to the south of Hilton´s back.

Yes, there are even commie block in the city center, mixed-use though. Otherwise, this is a nice place, they have recently built this stair with narrow water falls leading down to the canal, where the popular pedal boats go.

Friisgatan with its curved facades is situated between Triangeln and Möllevången.

Malmö Opera and Music Theater is situated right next to Pildammsparken and Fersens väg. Note the sculpture with fireflames in front of it. "Black Silk" is an opera based on Nighwish's music.

Fersens väg, looking towards the new Malmö Live hotel scraper u/c. This short parade street is one of the few hilly major roads in central Malmö, it is situated between the theater and the library.

Fersens Väg, the closest you come to a hilly boulevard in Malmö's city center.

Intersection Fersens väg/Regementsgatan. Malmö's former prime minister Göran Persson lived here.

Friisgatan with its curved facades is situated between Triangeln and Möllevången.


Kronprinsen, Sweden´s tallest residential building and Malmö´s tallest highrise until Turning Torso surpassed it. Completed in 1964, the building has 29 floors and is 82 meters tall to the mast and 75m to the roof. You can see the views from it's top floor in the "Views from Kronprinsen" section.

Kronprinsen means "the crown prince" and was the first building in Sweden to serve as a "city within the city" (John Hancock Center in Chicago was its prototype).
There is a restaurant on the top (Översten) and the ground floors contains a shopping mall. The building is not situated right in the city center, just a few blocks southwest of it. Kronsprinsen was designed by Thorsten Roos, the same architect that designed the much critized Rosengård neighbourhood.

Another view of Kronprinsen, from the backside at Regementsgatan.

A canal at Drottninggatan in central Malmö with Kronprinsen is in the center.

The new (2013) version of the canal bridge Kapensbron has a curvy design. Looking towards Hansacompagniet.

The new Captain Bridge, looking towards Gustav Adolfs Torg.

Regementsgatan, a nice boulevard, just west of Kronprinsen.

Slottsstaden neighbourhood, between Pildammsparken and Slottsparken.



Quality Hotel Konserthuset. This complex hosts Malmö´s concert hall (home of Malmö´s famous symphony orchestra) and a 44m tall highrise hotel that was formerly, and still, known as the Scandic Crown Hotel. It was built in the late 80s.

Kvarter Mården. This relativly new residental highrise is 44m tall and is situated at the eastern beginning of downtown, in the district Lugnet.

Kvarter Davida is situated between Quality Hotel Konserthuset (to the left) and Mården. Built in the early 2000s, this glass and brick office building is one of my favourite modern buildings in Malmö.

Old fashioned lights and modern glass facade.

The district Lugnet ("the calmness"), centrally located between Triangeln and Konserthuset, is a modern
New Yorkish residential area, that replaced the rough and bohemic, but popular art district in the 80s.

A light atrium with panorama elevators and greenery is situated in the building´s core.


Davidshallsgatan, a bus street between Triangeln and Gustav Adolfs Torg. This neighourhood is sometimes simply called Davidshall.

Davidshallstorg with the green facade of the old police office building, still in use.

There are plans to remove the parking lot at Davidshallstorg since it has turned to a hip square with designer stores and cafés.



If you want to look at Gamla Väster, click at the Old Town section.

If you want to know more about busy Värnhem, fashionable Rörjöstaden or the historic Östercity, click at the East Central section.

The most picturesque district in Malmö is Möllevången, or by locals called just Möllan. If you want to know more about Möllevången and Södervärn, go to the South Central section