Almost the entire ground floor of the residence hall is dedicated to common facilities that benefit all residents. Here are areas both for partying, studies, creativity, and physical activity.
“I’m positively surprised here – there are so many nice details. We have beautiful bathrooms, common facilities, common rooms, activities, home cinemas, reading rooms, laundry, locked bike room, and printer room.” Nana, resident
Easy access to practical matters
The laundry and the bike park are two of the most used facilities at every residence hall. Still, they are often located in dark and difficult accessible cellars in which it is rarely fun to go down. At Tietgenkollegiet they have instead appointed a colourful laundry and 3 heated rooms for bikes in the 5 meters high ground floor that, with the large window section, appear light and welcoming.
Room for both partying …
On the ground floor is also the assembly hall from where there is a view of the curved channel. The assembly hall is a modular construction and consists of a lounge and a big hall that can be divided into two rooms. The movable bars on castors make it possible to have both big parties or up to three smaller events at the same time.
… and contemplation
Residence hall living is not all partying, and there has to be room to study. In the reading room, you can find calm and quiet for reading and writing papers – and the possibility to get out of your room and get a dose of motivation. If the order of the day is group work and discussion, you can book one of the residence hall group rooms. And if you need a computer or to scan, print, or copy you can go to the computer room.
Room for musical, creative, and physical activities
As a resident at Tietgenkollegiet, you have ample opportunity to maintain your more creative sides – or maybe even cultivate some new ones. On the ground floor, there are two music rooms: a classical room with a grand piano and a rhythmical room with a drum set, amplifiers, and microphones. There are also three dedicated workshops for working with sewing (the delicate workshop), wood (the coarse workshop) and bikes respectively. Finally, there is also the possibility to stay in shape in the gym.
The area around Tietgenkollegiet is equipped with e.g. a lit basket court, a petanque court, and an outdoor table tennis table. Outside the assembly room, there are two barbecue areas that are frequently used by the residents during summer. On top of the kitchens and common areas jutting out in the inner courtyard are common terraces. And because the building is round, there is ample opportunity to find a spot in the sun – no matter whether it is early or late in the day.