Kulturportal LUND

 

The University Hall

UniversitetshusetThe University Hall was built in 1878-82 and designed by architect Helgo Zettervall for the university management and rector magnificus. The main façade faces University Square formed by Palaestra et Odeum and the old academy building Kungshuset.  
With symbolic decoration, the architecture is classical. Entering through the gates, the visitor is led into the atrium – the central open area. The atrium consists of colonnades of granite covering two floors and a glass ceiling. Directly ahead is the university assembly hall – a room with coffered ceilings, elements of classical design and striking colours. The building, which has undergone extensive restoration work, is one of Helgo Zettervall’s foremost architectural works. The University Hall is now listed as a national monument.