2-day Copenhagen study tour

Date & Time:5th-6th May 2018

IT-University, Tietgenkollegiet, Henning Larsen and the Maersk Tower.

A joint Higher Education Design Quality Forum and Association of University Directors of Estates venture to recent developments in higher education in Denmark’s capital.

Twenty-five members of HEDQF and AUDE were treated to a presentation and tour led by Professor Per Rasmussenhas explaining the founding and design of the two IT-University buildings around a dynamic atrium with cantilevered, see-through, ‘open drawer’ rooms  designed by Henning Larsen Architects. The group then crossed the canal to explore the Tietgenkollegiet, a student residence with a conspicuous circular shape inspired by traditional southern Chinese Hakka architecture, with Nicolai Richter-Friis of Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter. Emma, a student resident, kindly showed the group the round communal spaces and her own extraordinary room. Following this, Jacob Kurek and Eva Ravenborg led a debate about new thinking in educational design Henning Larsen’s studio in Vesterbro. Discussion continued over dinner at Madklubben.

Next day, Mads Mandrup Hansen of CF Moller presented their competition-winning design concept for the Maersk Tower project at the Panum complex of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. There followed a comprehensive tour of the fabulous landscape, laboratories, offices, social areas, teaching spaces and refectory culminating with lunch at Torvehallerne. Delegates were then free to explore the countless and inspirational university and cultural projects in Copenhagen.