tietgenkollegiet|tietgen student hall

so far the most interesting (and beautiful!) student housing project i’ve seen!

a winning design team included architects Lundgaard & Tranberg in collaboration with structural engineer Peter Bjersing, COWI, ( the amazing cantilever concrete boxes! ) and landscape architect marianne levinsen landscape, had proposed a future student housing model that the accommodation will help encourage social and personal development of student. the bold architectural form is an urban response to the context, providing a statement in a newly developed area, Ørestad district of copenhagen.

Lundgaard & Tranberg is one of my favorite danish architecture offices… they are also the architects behind harbor isle apartments and SEB headquarter, and royal playhouse… just to name of few.

[images courtesy Jens Lindhe+Lundgaard & Tranberg]

wikipedia mentioned the building is inspired by traditional hakka building style… isn’t it interesting.

[image courtesy marianne levinsen landskab aps]

since concrete is part of landscape architect’s blood, i can’t help but noticing this beautiful precast concrete paving. i love the simple play of materials/color mix, and neatly transited from paving into steps, into central amphitheater area.

[image courtesy marianne levinsen landskab aps]

[images courtesy Jens Lindhe+Lundgaard & Tranberg]

lucky you, students!! i recalled the dormitories i stayed either from under or graduate school, none of them are nearly close to this humane and cheerful design…  anyway.

since it’s official opening in may 2007, this place had attracted numerous visitors. so don’t be surprised the student housing had  formed the visit committee, which you can book your guided tour (500 dsk) with them! check out their website for more information.

在維經百科裡提到這個學生宿舍的造型靈感來自於傳統客家(hakka)建築“土樓“…

想想,對欸(驚訝中),圓形建築圍繞著中庭,很多中國南方的傳統客家集合住宅就是長這個樣子。不過隨著時代進步而打造的現代(北歐)版本比起原本為了防禦外來敵人而打造的圍牆式住宅,要來的有親和力多了…

tietgenkollegiet|tietgen student hall

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