By virtue of the unique architecture, Tietgenkollegiet has been mentioned frequently in the media and has won a number of internationally recognised awards.
- Award from the Improvement Society of Copenhagen (Foreningen Hovedstadens Forskønnelses Diplom) 2005
- The Wood Award (Træprisen) 2006
- Award from the City of Copenhagen 2006
- The Concrete Element Award (Betonelementprisen) 2007
- RIBA European Award 2007
- The Arne of the Year (Årets Arne) 2011 – Awarded by the local chapter from Copenhagen of the Danish Architects’ Association to Lundgaard & Tranberg for the “Gold/Black/Green” trilogy consisting of Tietgenkollegiet, the Royal Danish Playhouse and SEB Bank
One building takes credit for the entire decade: Tietgenkollegiet in Ørestad. [...]. With the round shape, the well-dimensioned proportion, warm materials, and socially engaging dynamic construction, it was the exception in a decade characterised by shoddy jerry-building in large numbers. Tietgenkollegiet was able to lift the difficult burden to create orientation and sense of direction in Ørestad Nord.
Karsten Ifversen, Politiken
“The Tietgen Dormitory is a candidate unwritten hit-list that architectural critics, curators, historians, teachers and professional architects have established over several centuries. Thorvaldsen’s Museum, The Police Headquarters in Copenhagen, Århus City Hall, Bagsværd Church … perhaps our view of these buildings changes in time, the system occasionally reorganizes their ranking, but no matter what, they continue to be a standard part of the curriculum. Also, internationally.”