Lunds Tingsrätt

Lunds Tingsrätt

Lunds Tingsrätt

FOJAB has designed a new building for the district court in Lund. The task was to design a new government building with the aim of creating Sweden's most modern court. The new district court is the next step in the development of central Lund just west of the railroad tracks.

The current site is located between the railway tracks and Bjerredsparken, which runs parallel in a north-south direction, in central Lund. The existing building blocks to the north of the site open up to the park. The new district court fits into this structure, inviting the light and greenery of the park, while giving the park a steady end to the railroad. The function of a district court involves separate flows of people, and thus several different entrances. These are oriented around the entire building, which creates life and movement in the surrounding urban spaces. The public areas are gathered in an extended room on two levels that opens up with large glass surfaces towards the park. The copper sheet, glass and natural stone of the exterior interact with the interior environment where ash wood panels provide a warm and comfortable experience.

Facing the railway and the old city center to the east, the building rises to its full height. It is integrated into the context of the new Kristallen municipal building and provides the urban qualities of a public institution in the city. In the south towards the new travel square, the building descends to two high floors, which meet the public while retaining its public character. On the roof to the southwest, there is a terrace for the court's staff. To the west, a four-story volume embraces the park space, interacting with the adjacent Kristallen municipal building. The west facade opens up to the green park space with large glass sections, exposing the interior of the building. The relationship between glass and dense sections is well balanced to manage views, daylight and the high environmental ambitions.

The new district court was inaugurated in August 2018.

1st prize in design competition
Lund Municipality's Urban Design Award 2018
Nominated for the 2018 Stone Award
Nominated for Building of the Year 2019
Sheet metal prize 2019

RUM, Feb/19
ArchDaily Mars/19
Architecture magazine March/19

Facts and figures

Project name
Lunds Tingsrätt



12 400 m²


Contact person
Kjell Adamsson
+46 708 - 83 80 82

Project team

Kjell Adamsson
Architect SAR/MSA, Business Development Manager, Deputy CEO

Bahador Mohammadi
Architect SAR/MSA

Filip Loguin Hjärne
Architect MSA/MAA

Helena Brunsson
Architect SAR/MSA

Helena Bülow-Hübe
Head of Environment and Energy, Dr. Techn.

Jonas Ruthblad
Architect SAR/MSA, Studio manager

Lars Nilsson

Maria Listrup
Architect SAR/MSA

Mikael Pettersson
Architect SAR/MSA

Rebecca Almström
Structural engineer

Stefan Johansson
Architect MSA, Creative Director

Caroline Hertzman
Landscape architect LAR/MSA, Deputy studio manager

Mikael Pettersson

Felix Gerlach