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Lund is the 3rd largest city in the county of Skåne, Sweden. It has one of the 2 most important universities in Sweden and a lot of science and research is situated there. The old town center is very old with many historic buildings, one of Sween’s oldest, and in the outskirts youcan find large office buildings in modern style.
Summertime the city is pretty dead though, because of the students go home.


Ideon Gateway is a brand new highrise that is Lund’s tallest and is situated in Ideon Science Park in Lund’s northern outskirts. It is a mixed office highrise and hotel (Elite Hotel Ideon), 72m tall with 18 floors. The building is one of the most ecological highrises in the world with green roofs, self powered elevators and sun cells panels. The exterior is one of the first higrises in the world to shift colours. Because of a special film it shifts colour from pink to orange to green!

It is Lund’s first “skyscraper” (or tall highrise) and has surpassed Allhelgonakyrkan as Lund’s tallest highrise (Domkyrkan is only 3rd). Upon completion it is the 3rd tallest highrise in Skåne.








Ideon Gateway from different angles, shifting in different colours.


Most office building in Ideon are a bit dull.


An intermodal travel point. It has bus stands, pool car,taxi, bike stands and bike pumps.


Allhelgonakyrkan, the former tallest building at 72m.
 

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Norra Kyrkogården (Northern Cemetery), a beautiful churchyard in the north, next to the hospital.


Domkyrkan, the cathedral.



The cathedral is 66m tall.

And now to another new project in Lund, Domkyrkoforum:

Domkyrkoforum is a brand new building (2012) opposite Domkyrkan. The purpose of the building is to be a meeting place, conference center and information center about the cathedral.






Domkyrkoforum is really a contrast to Domkyrkan itself.
 

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Domkyrkan is a true classic and landmark. The new tower is getting uglier for each time I see it, though.

Great pics, tho and thanks for sharing! Lund truly is an important city for Sweden.
 

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Nice to see a self made photo thread about Lund. :)
Only been there once myself, like 8-10 years ago...
I especially remember that I got the feeling that the city was very well "preserved". Lund didn´t got hit by the "rivnings/sanering-vågen" in the 50-70´s very hard.
And there weren´t many big galerias and parking garages in the city center, nor many big avenues or other big roads through downtown either.
Wich one can almost see on a map, looks like the road layout is very old, some of it probably medieval..

And I really like the church :) (chatedral I guess I should say ;))! Quite unusual architecture for a Swedish church, although many (the oldest) Skånska churches looks quite different from the rest of Sweden.
I also remember all the offices and science/research-buildings outside of town, like Sony Ericsson among many others!
 

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Nice to see a self made photo thread about Lund. :)
Only been there once myself, like 8-10 years ago...
I especially remember that I got the feeling that the city was very well "preserved". Lund didn´t got hit by the "rivnings/sanering-vågen" in the 50-70´s very hard.
And there weren´t many big galerias and parking garages in the city center, nor many big avenues or other big roads through downtown either.
Wich one can almost see on a map, looks like the road layout is very old, some of it probably medieval..

And I really like the church :) (chatedral I guess I should say ;))! Quite unusual architecture for a Swedish church, although many (the oldest) Skånska churches looks quite different from the rest of Sweden.
I also remember all the offices and science/research-buildings outside of town, like Sony Ericsson among many others!
The bold part is mostly true, but there are some examples of modernist crap in Lund too, f.ex. Malmborgs and its neighboring buildings and two houses next to Stortorget. Lund is still a really nice city, though. :)
 

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Talking about modernist building, what do you think about Domkyrkoforum? This building is really modern, and it lies next to the cathedral. What do you think about the architecture and placement? I personally don't think it blend very well with the surroundings, even if the architecture is cool in itself.
 

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And I really like the church :) (chatedral I guess I should say ;))! Quite unusual architecture for a Swedish church, although many (the oldest) Skånska churches looks quite different from the rest of Sweden.
I also remember all the offices and science/research-buildings outside of town, like Sony Ericsson among many others!
I would say it is pretty obvious why many Scanian churches and buildings don't "fit in" in Sweden from an architectural perspective. :)
 

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Thanks!

Talking about modernist building, what do you think about Domkyrkoforum? This building is really modern, and it lies next to the cathedral. What do you think about the architecture and placement? I personally don't think it blend very well with the surroundings, even if the architecture is cool in itself.
I totally agree with you. I see it pretty much every day and I always think that it looks out of place.
A nice building on Karl XI:s gata.
My favorite in Lund would be the white building (Klostergatan 8) next to Bantorget.
 

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I'm going to go ahead and disagree with you about Domkyrkoforum. I think it's a brilliant addition that compliments the existing urban space very well:









I would say it is pretty obvious why many Scanian churches and buildings don't "fit in" in Sweden from an architectural perspective. :)
Well, yes-- they were built in Denmark. :)
 
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