The Tietgen Dormitory’s round building shape equally addresses its surroundings in all directions, adding some much needed architectural energy to the area, and function as the natural centre, connecting the new quarter with the common. In this way the architectural idea mirrors what’s unique about the dormitory as type of accommodation: The meeting between the individual and the collective. Alternating protrusions and projections tone down the formal quality of the cylinder shape, and give the dormitory its characteristic, crystalline appearance. The tombac and oak facade cladding adds a natural texture in a dark and warm unifying dominant colour.
Information provided in part by: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects