Playful student accomodation

BaseCamp South Campus at Birketinget on the island of Amager – with its 3,000 square metres of shared on-site facilities – is now ready for 350 students to move in. Inspired by the colourful and varied interior design, the students will inevitably feel motivated to engage in communal activities.

Troldtekt acoustic panels as wall cladding in residential buildings
Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect

The Copenhagen area now has three BaseCamps, where students are able to move into furnished accommodation and enjoy a wide range of unique facilities.

The South Campus at Birketinget is housed in buildings that previously belonged to the University of Copenhagen’s Royal School of Library and Information Science. Lars Gitz Architects has been in charge of the transformation, while the German company Aisslinger Studios handled the interior design.

The BaseCamp concept can also be found in Poland and Germany. The rooms range from 18 to 31 square metres in size, all with their own bathroom and kitchenette. The residential quarters include slightly larger communal kitchens where students can meet and eat in groups.

Colourful communal areas

The entrance is distinguished by its large windows, which allow you to see into the exciting reception area. The stairs take you up or down in a central atrium, with its exposed simple concrete construction.

All the walls and furniture feature strong colours. There are orange tiles in the kitchen, purple patterns on the walls, while the corridors are blue, red, yellow, green and purple. On the ground floor/reception, however, the original floor tiles have been preserved, as well as the 1970s-inspired upholstered ceilings on the upper floor.

The playful interior design is accentuated through the use of black Troldtekt acoustic ceiling panels that create a coherent feel while ensuring good acoustics. However, the original ceilings have been kept in the student rooms.

The BaseCamp’s cinema, fitness room, laundry, gaming room and a large area for studying and relaxation and games are all located in the basement.