AF Bostäder is implementing one of Sweden’s biggest investments in long-term sustainable student housing at Kämnärsrätten. Three of the quarters are now complete, one is close to being inaugurated and in 2022 construction began on Rhodos – a wonder in terms of sustainability and low climate impact.
At Kämnärsrätten, AF Bostäder is transforming old quarters with “four-leaf clover” buildings into a modern, long-term, sustainable campus environment with new student housing for 1 500 students (double the previous number) and a halving of energy consumption. The city district will be tied together by Campuskilen – a thoroughfare for pedestrians and cyclists with green spaces, activity areas and places for socialising.
“Rhodos will be the sum of all we have learned so far about sustainable student housing,” says Martin Jacobsson, Property Development Manager at AF Bostäder. “Using the climate impact calculations from our two previous construction projects, we have optimised all parts of the construction process. The climate target for the construction of Rhodos will be under 200 kilos of carbon dioxide equivalents per square metre (Atemp).”
Rhodos will consist of one high-rise building, one large L-shaped building, two intertwined buildings with balcony access, all in natural colour tones, and a pleasant, enclosed courtyard. Here, the architecture promotes wellbeing with a verdant outdoor environment with advantages for water runoff management and biodiversity, and an orangery with a cultivation bed, which is heated by residual heat from the laundry room. Total energy consumption for the housing area will be around half of the requirement set for new construction and the climate impact will be low.”
“The construction process is now in full swing and proceeding according to the timetable. The foundations are in, the geoenergy facility is in place and the quarter is beginning to take shape. Moving in is planned for summer 2024, when 186 apartments will provide accommodation for 260 students. After an inspiring start to the construction project, in which, among other things, we have organised a birdbox construction competition, we look forward to inaugurating the housing and also making the bird boxes ready for moving in,” says Martin Jacobsson.
Latest update June 15, 2023