It smells of oranges in the apartment. Mariwan Hussein has set up a large fruit bowl on the kitchen table.
– It is much finer in the house after the renovation, " he says.
When the Housing renovated the property on the Tellusgatan, also called bananhuset, which got its nickname from the curved shape, took the tenant Mariwan Hussein received the news with joy.
"It felt liberating because we had problems with the drains and the ventilation, besides, it was cold in the apartment because the window was not tight," he says.
Together with his wife and their three children, he has lived in the property since 2010. But the residential part of the building, which was built during the miljonprogramseran, could have been bulldozed at this point.
about 20 percent habitable before the renovation. Leaking water pipes, leaks in the facade and the destruction of the stairwell embossed the property. Every fourth bathroom had water damage and the building was not approved at the Mandatory ventilation inspection, OVK. In total, the house was on the Tellusgatan the worst in the company's entire stock.
"We looked at several options for action, and the most drastic was to demolish the entire property," says Sara Hamon, fastighetsutvecklingschef on family Housing.
Despite the fact that the house required a total renovation, decided the company to maintain the property. It felt inexcusable to tear down housing when there is housing shortage, according to Sara Hamon. Also wanted several of the families with children stay in the house. 2014 kicked totalrenoveringen started, an important goal was to get all of the tenants in the work. Therefore, tapped, among others, Lisbeth Jakobsson, ombyggnadssamordnare, the door in the beginning of the project.
" the Tenants look so much more than what we are doing and know what needs to be addressed. I do not think that the renovation had gone so well that the have done if we had not pursued a dialogue with the inherent, " says Lisbeth Jakobsson.– The strong colors of the new facade is intended to follow the house's swinging form. Thus, the color gamut in the red and then slide over in a light, beige and yellow tone. Finally ending in gray and black on the low gable of the house, " says Anna Martvall, supervisory architect, at Oki doki architects. Photo: Peter Claesson
been coming up with proposals on how the connecting the outdoor environment should be renovated. Tellusgatan is located in Bergsjön, which is counted as one of 16 areas in Sweden that are especially vulnerable. Among other things, 25 percent of the area's families long-term financial assistance, likewise, there have been problems with crime.
Many residents have testified that they felt insecure in the stairwell. Because there were vandalism in the entrances was a part worried about to be assaulted. After the renovation has opened up the entrances, which will make it possible for the tenants to see straight through the corridor.
Helene Karlsson works as a property manager for family Housing. She thinks the area has an undeserved bad reputation. The crime rate in Bergsjön has also declined since five years back, according to Police.
"When I started working in the area, I was afraid because I thought it was dangerous to be here, but the longer I've been here, the more I realized that it is absolutely amazing the people who live here," she says.
has been an important part of the work to lift the Bergsjön from the status as a vulnerable area. The residents themselves have been involved in the initiative have been of great importance.
" I think that there is a greater cooperation between the tenants now that the property has become fresher. You want to preserve the feeling, therefore they are suitable neighbors more of each other and are sure that no one throws garbage in the stairwell, " says Helene Karlsson.
In connection with the renovation saw the housing company will also have the chance to reduce energy use.
But a total renovation is not free. Several of the tenants have received rent increases after renovation.
– the Rent has been increased a lot, but I and my wife are working, which means that we pass the us economically, in addition, there is so much to do about the thing, " said Mariwan Hussein.
Housing has also produced a nine-year-old hyrestrappa to avoid rent increases become too large.
saw the housing company will also have the chance to reduce energy use. Earlier, the house had the highest consumption in the Familjebostäders stocks. Since the majority of the apartments occupied by more than one family member can be a explanation. That the property had problems with the move could also be a contributory factor.
With the help of individual metering and charging of water hope the company is able to reduce its energy consumption. Among their other properties have the same action contributed to a reduction in the use of approximately 15 to 30 percent.
Above all, it is for the environment, but it is also a rättviseaspekt in question. Normally included hot water in the rent, which means that everyone gets to pay regardless of whether a person uses far more hot water than another tenant, " says Sara Hamon.Sara Hamon, fastighetsutvecklingschef on family Housing. Photo: Peter Claesson
She says that the tenants ' reaction has been mixed. While some applaud the initiative, some are sceptical that the measure of water consumption. But by spreading information about how you, as a tenant can save on water she thinks that the decision in the long term will be appreciated. A grundförbrukning on the hot water included in the rent and on the basis of the may tenants either turn-on or a deduction from their rent.
– The most important thing for me in life is children and they are doing fine. The renovation has been fun for them because more families continue to move into here, " says Mariwan Hussein and looking out over the playground outside the window.
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