University of Gothenburg
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Co-living option

Språkskrapan is a campus-adjacent accommodation with space for 125 international students and researchers

Welcome to shared living in Språkskrapan

Imagine a place where students and researchers not only live but thrive together. Språkskrapan is designed to enhance your living experience, foster a dynamic and supportive community, provide a platform for academic success, personal development, and lifelong connections. Welcome to Språkskrapan, the University’s newest accommodation for international students and researchers with the concept of shared living.

Why choose shared living?

  1. Social Connection: In a world that can sometimes feel disconnected, shared living fosters a sense of community. At Språkskrapan you can share experiences, collaborate on projects, and create lasting memories with your fellow residents.
  2. Community Support: In the journey through academia, having a supportive community is invaluable. Shared living ensures you are part of a community that understands the challenges of academic life, offering a network of encouragement and friendship.
  3. Affordability: Living at Språkskrapan makes centrally located accommodation affordable. Here you can enjoy the benefits of a well-designed, sustainable and fully furnished space without compromising your budget.
  4. Academic Success: Språkskrapan is designed with collective as well as individual study spaces. You have the comfort of your own workspace in your room and apartment, but can also work together in groups in the common study area in the building.

In conclusion, Språkskrapan is not just a place to reside but also a place to redefine how we live economically, socially, and sustainably. Join us in shaping the future of living, join us at Språkskrapan where every day is an opportunity to live, work, and thrive together.

Central location

Språkskrapan is centrally located in the city and close to the university area around Näckrosdammen and Humanisten. Public transport hub Korsvägen is close by as well as many green areas such as Renströmsparken and Näckrosdammen (water lily pond). Only a short distance away you can find Götaplatsen, a large open space surrounded by some of the city's major cultural institutions such as the Gothenburg City Library, the City Theater, the Gothenburg Museum of Art, the Gothenburg Art Gallery and the Gothenburg Concert Hall.

The accommodation type varies from single studios and apartments for two, to larger shared apartments. In these large apartments, five to six people will live, each having their own bedroom but sharing the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Regardless of the accommodation type there are social spaces and areas in the building for all tenants to use.

Focus on sustainability and reuse

By converting an existing building, the environmental impact of construction is reduced. The building is equipped with solar panels on the roof and has also been surveyed with the aim of salvaging and reusing parts of the existing materials.

A sustainable approach has been applied in the design and furniture choices, and the residents will be able to give & take materials in the form of a freeshop located in the building.

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