Hippocampus is the third student housing quarter of a total of six new quarters at Kämnärsrätten. A varied and pleasant quarter provides space for 253 Lund students. In addition, Hippocampus offers one of Lund’s highest vantage points – a perfect place for the thinkers of tomorrow.
Facts about Hippocampus student housing
- Developer: AF Bostäder
- Residential area (BOA): 6 021 sq.m.
- Number of apartments: 137
- Number of tenants: 253
- Apartment types: 1–4 room apartments, 25–80 sq.m.
- Follows the requirements of Miljöbyggnad Silver
- Overall contractor: NIMAB
- Architect: Jais Arkitekter AB
- Address: Kämnärsvägen 80, 82, 84 and 86
- Construction start: October 2018
- Move-in: September and October 2021
About the project
At Hippocampus, we are constructing four buildings of varying designs and heights. The angular terrace building with galleries has 4 floors, just like the low-rise terrace building. The two tower buildings are 5 and 10 floors high. As the entire quarter is located on one of Lund’s highest points it may be the highest residential building in the city. Living and studying here, with views over Lund, Skåne, and the Öresund strait will be a real high point for the students.
The apartment types (one-room apartments and apartments for two-three friends) are designed for the best possible student life and are equipped with induction cookers among other things. Each 4-room apartment has its own dishwasher.
Hippocampus has high environmental requirements such as the choice of building materials, sedum roofs, lower energy consumption than requirements for new builds, and a strong focus on using bicycles. Every tenant will have a covered parking spot for their bicycle as standard.
The name Hippocampus
Hippocampus is named after a small area of grey matter in the limbic system of the brain. It’s an area that is important for our ability to remember but also for our sense of direction – especially when we are to explore new territory.
Latest update September 27, 2021