Tietgen Dormitory, Copenhagen Student Hall of Residence, Architecture, Photos

Tietgenkollegiet Copenhagen

Contemporary Danish Housing design by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

7 Jul 2008


Location: Student housing, Amager, south Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 2007
Design: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

Tietgen Dormitory – Student Hall of Residence

photo : Jens Lindhe

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The principle inspiration for the project is the meeting of the collective and the individual, a characteristic inherent to the dormitory building type.

Tietgen Dormitory
photograph : Jens Lindhe

The simple circular form of the Tietgen Dormitory is an urban response to the context, providing a bold architectural statement in the newly planned area. The building’s circular form – symbol of equality and the communal – is contrasted by projecting volumes expressing the individual residences.

The upper levels are organized with 360 residence units along the perimeter and the communal functions are oriented toward the inner courtyard. Facilities common to the entire dormitory are grouped at ground level.

Tietgen Dormitory Copenhagen
photo : Lundgaard & Tranberg

The apartments are set at differing depths in an alternating rhythm, which expresses the individual’s unique identity through its form and gives the exterior form of the building it’s characteristic, crystalline expression and neutralizes the possibly monumental shape of the cylindrical space.

The apartment groups’ communal spaces are formed correspondingly. They stand out as dramatically protruding building masses that face the middle of the courtyard – the centre-point of the entire form.

The dormitory’s facade of copper alloy panels is complemented by a glass partition and sliding screen profile system of oiled american oak. The building’s interior is characterized by an exposed concrete structure and plywood clad partitions. Poured magnesia flooring and acoustic ceilings of expanded metal are used throughout the dormitory.

Tietgen Dormitory Photographs above provided via the architects 7 Jul 2008

Copenhagen Hall of Residence Copenhagen Student Hall of Residence
photos: Peter Guthrie

Tietgen Dormitory – Building Information

Address: Rued langgårdsvej 10-18, DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Competition: 2002 – 1st prize
Construction period: 2003-06
Client: Fonden Tietgenkollegiet
Client Advisor: Freja / Hasløv & Kjærsgaard / Niras A/S
Landscape: Marianne Levinsen / Algreen & Bruhn
Engineer: COWI A/S
Artwork: Aggebo & Henriksen
Area: 26.800 m2 / 288,000 ft2

Wood Award 2006
Capitol City Beautification Diploma 2006
Copenhagen City Culture Award 2006
Concrete Element Award 2007
Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2007
Nominated for Forum AID prize 2007
RIBA European Award 2007

Photos by Peter Guthrie, provided via architect Graeme Armet 11 May 2006

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Location: Rued langgårdsvej 10-18, Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe

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