How can Helsingborg's students in year F-3 be involved in creating the district of the future? Maria Pettersson at Maria Park School is curious about and with the School and Leisure Administration's innovation funds, she will test the idea of Children's H22.



Instead of the school world being its own place, we want our students to have the opportunity to be a part of urban development in a practical and tangible way.


During the spring term, three classes at the Maria Park school tested planning and building the district of the future. They learn about H22, discuss what a “smart city” can mean, make study visits and challenge the rest of Helsingborg's F-3s to be involved in building the city of the future. In addition to districts, the work of the spring semester resulted in a film where Maria Park students tell about H22.

During the autumn term 2020, a challenge went out to all the city's primary school classes to be involved in building their own district - watch the movie here. 500 students from 10 schools in the city have so far signed up and will during the spring semester 2021 receive support and materials to build their own districts. In parallel, we explore opportunities to create and experience the districts of the future virtually and collaborate with the City Planning Administration's initiative Prattle.

Read more about Children's H22 at The pedagogical site and follow the project on instagram!

At these schools, students are currently building the neighborhoods of the future:

  • Wieselgrensskolan
  • Västra Ramlösa school
  • Husensjö
  • Nanny Palmkvist
  • Gantofta school
  • Maria Parkskolan
  • Ringsstorpsskolan
  • Svensgårdsskolan
  • Vittra Landborgen
  • Slottsvångsskolan
  • Holstagårdsskolan

Does your school want to take part in the Children's H22? Contact sanna.mikkelsen@helsingborg.se!

Status: Realized

The children's H22 has resulted in several creative ideas and constructions where students visualize how they want to see their future neighborhoods. These constructions are now assembled at the Maria Park school and work is underway to see which components can possibly be realized and how the outside world can take part in the students' work during the H22 City Expo next summer. The buildings will be scanned in as 3D objects in the spring of 2022 and will be able to be experienced with the help of AR technology.

At the H22 City Expo:



Impact target

Increased student participation in urban development


Many of the students' ideas about the city of the future have been visualized during the project and will be displayed during the H22 City Expo.

Impact target

Testing of new digital tools for pedagogy and participation


The students' construction has been documented with 3D scanning, which has made it possible to also test and learn from AR technology.

Resident involvement

The students at 9 schools around the city participate in the project by building the district of the future


Name: Maria Pettersson
E-mail: maria.pettersson1@helsingborg.se

Name: Sanna Mikkelsen
E-mail: sanna.mikkelsen@helsingborg.se