Campus Hall Student Housing – University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

  • © Torben Eskerod
  • © Torben Eskerod
  • © Torben Eskerod
  • © Torben Eskerod
  • © Torben Eskerod
  • © Torben Eskerod
  • © Torben Eskerod
  • © Julian Weyer
  • © Julian Weyer
  • © Julian Weyer

Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Award

Region

Denmark

Local Authority Area

Not in UK/ROI

Information about this scheme

The 250 student residences, located in three interconnected 15-storey buildings, constitutes a link between the 1966 linear university campus and the new Cortex Park, a Research and Knowledge Park. The building's distinctive shape makes it easily recognizable on the campus, and clearly advertises its distinct residential content. The accommodation reinterprets the existing university’s manageable and human-scaled campus, with its layout centred on common spaces on all floors. Rooms are located on the outer faces of the three towers, where they all enjoy views of the countryside without overlooking neighbouring rooms, and each room has a private balcony. The Campus Hall also features a ground floor café as well as group rooms, study areas and party spaces on the top floors, with roof terraces on several levels enjoying a magnificent view of the city and university. The Campus Hall is a low-energy construction made from quality materials that meet the strict Danish codes for low-energy class 2020 and gives priority to public transport and cycling - a bike for each resident is provided. Universal design has been at the heart of the design right from the start, 3 out of the 21 rooms on each floor have been designed with increased accessibility. Every floor features a height-adjustable kitchen; all shared facilities including the popular roof terraces are fully accessible, as is the surrounding parklands. 

Credits

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Interior Designer

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Structural Engineer

Niras

Primary Use Class

Class C3 - Dwelling Houses