Studenterhuset — translated literally to “student house” — is a bar/coffee house and general all around cool place to hang out owned and operated by Copenhagen University (Københavns Universitet). Although it is situated in a very commercial area of downtown Copenhagen, Studenterhuset had been receiving many noise complaints because of the large number of people who would smoke outside and therefore needed a space for its patrons to smoke that wasn’t directly on the street. The competition, then, was to design a covered space that would fit within their very narrow (approx. 6m wide) and provide not only a sheltered, heated space for smokers but also the possibility to have an outdoor bar area, seating for a proposed concert stage and flexible seating areas for the courtyard in general. Our project attempted to address all these issues in one over-arching design structure. Moreover, our design aimed to add additional value to the space by introducing the possibility of an additional stage area and integrated seating. Click on the PDF link below to read more about the project.
This project was done in conjunction with Matt Kingstreet, half of the team behind Jearded Besus.
Click above to view the PDF submittal.