Kv. Skymningen

Kv. Skymningen

Kv. Skymningen

A clear identity and pronounced environmental profile characterize the new headquarters of Lund's municipal real estate company. It has created innovative workplaces for LKF's staff and attractive housing in an expansive context where both people and the environment are in focus.

LKF's new headquarters is located in the Brunnshög development area, a district that aims to be the world's leading research and innovation environment and a model of sustainable urban development. In the future, 40 000 people from all over the world are expected to live and work here.

FOJAB has been involved from initial detailed planning to final design and has also designed the floor plan and interior design for LKF's own office. The property is classified Miljöbyggnad Gold and contains, in addition to offices, also 49 rental apartments and a gym.

The building consists of a continuous brick volume that wraps around a raised, glazed atrium courtyard with greenery that visually appears through the building's facades facing the street. A playful interplay of volumes in symbiosis with solid materials and elaborate brick details creates a dignified end to the block facing the busy Solbjersvägen in the north. From a distance, the building creates a clear silhouette.

Difficult conditions such as large height differences, noise, high environmental requirements, construction logistics and the relocation of existing office operations have resulted in a highly site-adapted building with unusual and activity-promoting solutions. Both offices and homes have technically innovative solutions, including a newly developed ventilation system in the facade and creative indoor and outdoor environments.

The office contains multiple environments that are flexible and designed to inspire and support a modern and creative way of working. Materials, colors and lighting are chosen to be durable and create a comfortable working environment that can withstand change. Three important parameters define the basic ideas of the concept developed for the interior environment: LKF 75 years, activity-based workplace and reuse.

LKF 75 years: The starting point is LKF's long history, where the design of the loose furniture follows a timeline that extends from 1945 to 2020. The furniture in the concept should represent the different decades that have passed, but should also show a modern and attractive office for both employees and visitors.

Activity-based workplace: The design and furnishings have been tailor-made for LKF's operations. Different types of furniture and environments support different types of work tasks. The balance between the different functions, such as traditional workplaces in open solutions and rooms for separate work, open meeting places and meeting rooms, etc. is well balanced.

Recycling and sustainability: LKF had a clear goal that the loose furniture should be reused as much as possible and has been procured according to LOU for reused furniture. By referring to the timeline of LKF's 75 years in Lund, we were able to ensure that quality and durability in materials as well as durability in layout and design would be included in the final result.

Facts and figures

Project name
Kv. Skymningen

Betonmast Sverige AB


7620 m² GFA, 49 rental apartments

Completed in 2022

Contact person
Mats Norrlid
+46 768 - 76 66 22

Project team

Project architect
Mats Norrlid
Architect SAR/MSA

Project architect interior design
Lisa Mannheimer
Architect SIR/MSA

Supervising interior designer
Åsa Jönsson
Architect SIR/MSA

Mattias Hedberg Ek
Architect SAR/MSA, Head of Assignment

Mikael Pettersson
Architect SAR/MSA

Sara Mårtensson
Structural engineer

Klas Andersson