Offerkällan is a popular Million Program area in northern Lund with apartments in two-story buildings designed by Sten Samuelsson. FOJAB, on behalf of Lund's municipal real estate company, LKF, has developed Offerkällan with eight new buildings called Gränden.

It has been important to take advantage of the fine qualities of the area and at the same time improve what does not work as well. With well-balanced placement, strong form and high quality materials and detailing, the new houses have become a boost for the whole area.

In classic sixties fashion, the road through Offerkällan was lowered into a ditch. Traffic was kept separate from the residents, but it also meant that the area was effectively split in two. To heal the two parts, six of the new houses have been placed along the previously submerged road. What used to be a desolate asphalt ditch with garage entrances for cars has been transformed into a safe and pleasant urban street for pedestrians and multiple modes of transport with more and different types of entrances, windows and porticos.

The new development is higher than the existing one, but connects to the lower buildings through a two-storey arm at one end of the street. Townhouses on the ground floor provide nice micro-environments and an increased variety of housing qualities. Porticos across the buildings create new sight lines, increase transparency and open up the area.

The houses are built with solid, genuine materials that will age beautifully and last a long time. The level of detailing is consistently high, for example with roll changes on the cold walls, which means that no sheet metal coverings are needed. The high quality can be seen and felt, these are houses that can be approached.

Named the best new construction project in the public sector in 2023.

Finalist for the CBA Housing Award 2023

Facts and figures

Project name



11.300 m² BTA, approx. 150 apartments, 16 sheltered housing units and community facilities.

Completed, 2022

Contact person
Joachim Lundquist
+46 705 - 90 24 18

Project team

Frida Duveholt
Structural engineer

Joachim Lundquist
Architect SAR/MSA, Head of Architecture

Mats Norrlid
Architect SAR/MSA

Niklas Sonestad
Architect MSA/MAA, Deputy Studio Manager