Västra hamnen

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Västra hamnen
Neighbourhood
Panorama of Västra hamnen, seen towards northeast from Ribersborgsstranden, Turning Torso at the center
Panorama of Västra hamnen, seen towards northeast from Ribersborgsstranden, Turning Torso at the center
Coordinates: 55°36′44″N 12°58′47″E / 55.61222°N 12.97972°E / 55.61222; 12.97972Coordinates: 55°36′44″N 12°58′47″E / 55.61222°N 12.97972°E / 55.61222; 12.97972
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Malmö Municipality
Borough of Malmö Centrum
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total 4,512
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Västra hamnen (or Western Harbour in English) is a neighbourhood of Malmö, situated in the Borough of Centrum, Malmö Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden. Västra hamnen was an industrial area until the 21st century when also the last factory closed down. In 1966 Kockums constructed the world largest dock in Västrahamnen.[2]

Västra Hamnen is also known as also known as the City of Tomorrow, and is the first district in Europe that claims to be carbon neutral. The district uses aquifer thermal energy storage system to heat buildings in the winter and cool them in the summer. The city of Malmö received a Special Mention award at the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2012 in recognition of its good work at Västra Hamnen.[3]

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