Tietgen Dormitory, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Eric Haddenham (was created by)
Lundgaard and Tranberg Architects (landscape architect)
Lundgaard and Tranberg Architects (architect)
The principal inspiration for the Tietenkollegiet project is the meeting of the collective and the individual, a characteristic inherent to the dormitory building type. The building's circular form --a 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. 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. --http://lundgaardtranberg.dk/engsite/0356.htm
2000s (2000 - 2009)
copper and brass
wood (hardwood or softwood)