Hospitality project, UMEUS, Copenhagen, Denmark
Planned completion: 2023
Total square metres: 20.000 m2
UMEUS is built with community as the central aspiration and with the belief that student housing should enable a positive student experience and personal growth. The philosophy of embracing community through architectural choices and opt-outs is paramount in the student housing project, UMEUS Frederiksberg in Copenhagen. The main focal point is to increase the quality of the common areas as well as to create a home that is shared by many, yet without ever feeling institutional nor elitist. It should be a home that relates to its specific surroundings and creates a natural transition to the city, while embracing the need for privacy as well as the active participation in the community. The surroundings of the sophisticated Frederiksberg are drawn in with natural materials, bright colours and a lightness in the decor that not only reflects the surrounding Frederiksberg, but also the young residents.