In Hammarkullen, the public baths threatened with closure were saved after public criticism. For a group of local women, the baths were a free zone, a place to converse privately and socialise. Currently the interior is being renovated and a group of local women is involved in the process.
Hammarkullen is located north of central Gothenburg. Two years ago, the local public baths Hammarbadet was threatened with closure. The proposal, however, met with strong criticism from, among others a group of local women, for whom the public baths were a place where they could meet on their own terms. Where they could speak undisturbed, recuperate and express their dreams. The public baths were rescued and are now being renovated.
Surrounded by green areas, the multi-dwelling units of Hammarkullen were built in the late 1960s. The tram station was inaugurated in 1972.
The renovation of the public baths is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.