• Illustration of Marathon [Jais Arkitekter]


Marathon is a new construction project that will establish AF Bostäder in a completely new area of Lund. When the project is finished, it will provide about 256 homes for 370 students.


  • Autumn 2016 - Demolition work start
  • September 2017 -  Construction start
  • April 2019 - Rental start
  • August/September 2019 - Move-in 

Rental information

The student apartments at Marathon are rented out from April 2 and the rental takes place in stages. Move-in date:

  • Tunavägen 33, 2019-08-15
  • Tunavägen 31, 2019-09-01
  • Tornavägen 11, 2019-09-16

Rental plan, rents etc. you can find here >>.

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Facts about Marathon

  • Developer: AF Bostäder 
  • Residential area (BOA): 8 272 s.qm.
  • Number of apartments: 256
  • Number of tenants: 370
  • Apartment types: 165 one room apartments with kitchen, 70 two room apartments for friends and 21 tree room apartments for friends. Exemples of apartment types
  • Address: Tornavägen 11, Tunavägen 31 och 33
  • Overall contractor: NIMAB
  • Architect: Jais Arkitekter AB

The project

Marathon will form an entirely new district. This is a new beginning for AF Bostäder because we are building a completely new housing estate, something we have not done since the 1970s. Marathon’s location could not be any better. The proximity to LTH, the School of Economics and Management, grocery stores, a gym, green areas, student unions and the city centre puts Marathon in an ideal location for current and future generations of students.

Daylight has the highest priority! The buildings are designed to give all tenants access to as much daylight as possible. At the far end of Torna and Tunavägen, the buildings have three floors which gradually grow into eight floors in the innermost house at LTH.

All building materials are free from what may be harmful to the environment or health. The houses are well insulated with a recycling system, which makes energy consumption approximately 20% lower than the new building requirement. All energy is more than 90% renewable and according to our forecasts, we reach 100% by 2020. Marathon also produces own energy from solar panels on the roof.

The Marathon name

There has been a tradition within academic Lund to pay tribute to and seek to imitate Ancient Greece. The tradition has been particularly strong in the AF family, where examples such as Athen in AF Borgen and our housing estates of Sparta and Delphi are particularly noteworthy. When we were given the opportunity to name an entirely new housing estate, we at AF Bostäder wanted to honour this tradition while emphasising our links to AF Borgen and the Academic Society. People also associate the word marathon with endurance, a quality that is essential to doing what we do – managing and developing affordable and suitable housing for the students of Lund.


In order to carry out the Marathon project, we have torn down some buildings. One special building remains – Torvlabbet (the “Peat Laboratory”). The building was designed by architect Klas Anshelm and will be preserved due to its substantial architectonic value.


If you have any questions about the rental of the student housing at Marathon or moving in, contact service center.

Questions about the construction, please contact project manager Martin Jacobsson, martin.jacobsson@afbostader.se, 046 - 19 14 62

Latest update July 11, 2019