Pireus is the fourth student housing area out of a total of six new blocks at Kämnärsrätten. This Nordic Swan-labelled residential area, with its characteristic black and white sheet metal facades, accommodates 223 comfortable homes with space for up to 300 students.
Facts about Pireus student housing
Developer: AF Bostäder
Housing area (residential floor area): 6 600 sqm
Number of apartments: 223
Number of tenants: approx. 297
Apartment type: one-room apartments, apartments for 2 students, and one apartment for 3 students
Ecolabel: Nordic Swan Ecolabelled buildings
Overall contractor: Wästbygg
Architect: OpenStudio Arkitekter AB
Address: Kämnärsvägen 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9
Construction start: February 2021
Move-in: May and September 2023
About the new construction project
The housing area Pireus consists of five varied buildings and provides space for 223 pleasant and smartly planned student apartments, both for students who want to live alone or want to live with someone.
Pireus is given a punk expression where simple, everyday building constructions become humorous details. Facades in white and black sheet metal with playfully drawn downpipes form graphic patterns that are reminiscent of older half-timbered houses. By creating safe, private courtyards outdoors and bedrooms far into the apartments, we have focused on integrity in an otherwise active place.
The pleasant environment offers extensive green spaces, and lots of places for socializing, both indoors and outside. Planned facilities include a basketball court, a pergola, study rooms, and a lounge. Those who need more space can simply go out to one of Campuskilen’s green meeting places with an outdoor gym, a boules court, table tennis, etc. Bicycle parking under cover is, of course, a standard for AF Bostäder, and Pireus tenants will also have access to a bicycle repair room.
The well-traveled will soon notice that Pireus, like the rest of Kämnärsrätten, is a quarter that focuses on sustainability. There will be both sedum roofs and solar cell roofs and a holistic view, which means that the quarter more than deserves its Nordic Swan ecolabel. The label is awarded based on a life cycle perspective where consideration is given to low energy consumption, high environmental and health requirements for materials and products, a good indoor environment, low emissions, and a quality-assured building process.
The name Pireus
Pireus takes its name from the Greek port outside Athens. Just as on the coast of Greece it is Kämnärsrätten’s Pireus that is the portal for the area’s visitors. Five buildings at different heights create a hub and entrance to the Kämnärsrätten and are the start of Campuskilen – the long walking, cycling, and socializing oasis that stretches through the new quarter.
Latest update June 16, 2023