Monday, February 01, 2010

Student dorm is "building ot the decade"

COPENHAGEN. When Karsten Ifversen, the architecture editor of influential Danish daily Politiken, recently summed up what had been an exciting decade for architecture in Copenhagen, he chose a student dormitory as the “building of the decade”.
The Tietgenkollegiet (Tietgen Student Hall) from 2006 in new development Ørestad North is an unusual, circular building inspired by the traditional tulou homes of the Hakka people in Southern China.
The seven-stories building houses 400 students of the Copenhagen University. The ground floor has common facilities. Five vertical lines divide the building into sections and also provide access to the central court yard.
The building has been hailed for its social functionality. It brought Lene Tranberg to fame as one Denmark’s young, new architectural stars. Tranberg also worked on the celebrated new Royal Danish Playhouse.

Tietgenkollegiet, an architectural highlight in Copenhagen.

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