Co-location of the faculty
The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts is working to co-locate all three academies into one campus, as part of ensuring its long-term quality and success. The new campus is expected to be finished in 2025/26.
Lund University has evaluated a number of alternative locations for the new campus, and Varvsstaden received the highest score. The geographical location and closeness to other cultural insitutions, as well as both national and international public transport means, became crucial. In addition, the property owner (Varvsstaden AB) has an extensive recycling and sustainability program for the hole area, with a strong intention to preserve the historical and industrial feel in a modern style, which also match the project criterias.
The two buildings that the faculty has been offered are the Machine hall and Wagon workshop from the former Kockum's operations. The faculty is in need of acoustically unique premises and large spaces that can be used for all art forms. Great effort will be put into solving the most efficient use of each square meter.