Today, Søndre Campus, which the area has since been named, houses a vibrant study environment for students, teachers and scientists. The project was partly a transformation project, which involved maintaining the beautiful and simple travertine-clad façades on part of the original buildings that were once the University of Copenhagen, Amager.
University of Copenhagen
- EKJ A/S, Balslev A/S
- Svend Kierkegaard A/S, SLA
- Njalsgade, Copenhagen
- 2010 - 2017
- 48,000 m² + 37,000 m²
- Independent landscape project - Karen Blixen Square
The simplistic exterior is followed by a warm, more organic interior that is also characterised by high-quality and textural materials. Inside, a dynamic and open study environment is combined with good working spaces for scientists and teachers from three faculties. In the large common atria, students meet to work on joint projects in flexible niches, small lounge areas and around small tables, which – thanks to wooden flooring, light-coloured furniture and sweeping flights of stairs – signal a pulsating learning environment.
In all aspects, the project boasts sustainable architecture: Socially, economically and resource-wise. It provides research environments that promote interaction between people, reuse of existing concrete structures, and buildings that are effective and easy to operate.
Arkitema designed both the second and third phases of the physical premises of University of Copenhagen at Søndre Campus, which hold faculties for the humanities, law and theology, and the architecture was developed in close cooperation with the client and users.