• Jais Arkitekter AB

  • Jais Arkitekter AB

  • Jais Arkitekter AB


Hippocampus is the third student housing quarter of a total of seven new quarters at Kämnärsrätten. A varied and pleasant quarter will be created, providing space for a further 253 Lund students. In addition, Hippocampus will offer one of Lund’s highest vantage points – a perfect place for the thinkers of tomorrow.


  • December 2018 - The tenants at Kämnärsvägen 74-98 move out
  • Spring 2019 - Demolition work
  • October 2019 - Construction start
  • September 2021 - Students start moving in

The times are preliminary and may change.

Facts about Hippocampus student housing

  • Developer: AF Bostäder
  • Residential area (BOA): 6 021 s.qm.
  • Number of apartments: 137
  • Number of tenants: 253
  • Apartment types: 1-room apartments and apartments for 2-3 friends
  • Overall contractor: NIMAB
  • Architect: Jais Arkitekter AB

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 3-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. 

Project Manager

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Project Manager Martin Jacobsson on +46 (0) 46 19 14 62 or martin.jacobsson@afbostader.se.

Latest update November 10, 2020