A block of former factories for culture and creativity against unemployment.
Hallarna is the cultural hub of Norrköping and acts as an umbrella organisation for a wide variety of cultural and creative businesses. It is housed in a 1895 building of architectural standing where the Brucks factory was located. In the 1970s and 1980s almost all buildings in the area, except for the Hallarna block, were demolished. The old blocks in the city centre that used to hold the textile industry have been gradually remodelled and redeveloped. The area has since then shifted from an industrial one to being the cultural hotspot of the city where theatres, restaurants and fine retail shops now flourish.