Bikuben Student Residence, aart Architects: Bikubens Kollegiefond

Bikuben Kollegiet, Danmark

Copenhagen Student Residence, Ørestad North, Denmark, design by aart architects

19 Jan 2007

The Bikuben Student Residence

Dates built: 2003-06

Architects: aart a/s

Bikuben Kollegiet
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Loneliness and lack of social relations are major problems for many students. Bikuben student residence provides the framework for the study years and improves the possibilities of a community spirit emerging in a widespread social network.

The main shape is very serene and conveys in itself the hostel’s founding principles of community and equality. To provide the greatest possible contact between common and private rooms, while at the same time ensuring the privacy of each residence, the residences and the common rooms are connected in a double spiral surrounding an atrium.

Thus, the limitations of the student’s living quarters are widened to incorporate the entire building and the social contact areas, and the freedom of the individual is considered to a maximum degree.

Concrete tectonics and social responsibility merge, and the building is embedded in its place and alters its conditions.

Bikuben Residence
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Bikuben Kollegiet – Building Information

Programme: Student residence of the future. 107 hostel residences with common functions. Total consulting services. Best project in international closed architecture competition.

Client: Bikubens Kollegiefond
Engineer: Rambøll

Address: Njalsgade, Ørestad North, Copenhagen

Total Area: Approx. 7,000m2
Bikuben Student Residence : photographs by Torben Eskerod – 2006

Bikuben Student Residence design : aart architects

aart a/s: Arkitekter MAA are based in Århus, Danmark

Location: Copenhagen, Zealand, Denmark, northern Europe

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