Rågsved is a district of Stockholm, Sweden which historically belonged to Bandhagen. It remained uninhabited until the mid-1950s, and currently contains a number of small crofts including Bjursätra, Snösätra, Lännäsbacken and Fagergren.

In 1953 a development plan was set up for the area, and buildings and a subway line was built in 1955 - 1957. The first areas built were Snösätrahöjden and Bjursätrahöjden. The neighbouring community of Hagsätra was formed in 1959.

In the early years, Rågsved was mostly inhabited by expatriate workers from the inner city, particularly from Södermalm, and was considered state of the art in the late 1950s. For a long time it was populated by highly paid, affluent tenants.

Rågsved is not a so-called million area but is older than that. While Rågsved was built, an industrialization type of style dominated the construction, and this is visible at the houses located to the north of the subway. There, modernism made its mark, with more towers and slab blocks. The district center contains a horseshoe-shaped multi-building which holds different kinds of services, and was designed by architect Kell Åström.

In the mid-1980s Rågsveds buildings were expanded with Snösätraområdet, where red brick houses with enclosed courtyards were built, much like in the farms of Skarpnäck.

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Buildings east of Rågsved shopping centre.

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Rågsved shopping centre as seen from the metro station.

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Rågsved shopping centre


Coordinates: 59°15′22.52″N 18°1′53.38″E / 59.2562556°N 18.0314944°E

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