The simple circular form of the Tietgen Dormitory is an urban response to the context, a bold architectural statement in a newly planned area. The building's circular form is a symbol of equality and community, while the projecting volumes express the individual's unique identity. The upper levels are organized into 350 residences along the perimeter and communal functions oriented toward the inner courtyard. The ground level contains facilities common to the entire dormitory. The facade of copper alloy panels is complemented by a glass partition and sliding screen system of oiled American oak. The interior is characterized by exposed concrete structure and plywood clad partitions, with poured magnesia flooring and acoustic ceiling panels. Tietgen Dormitory is the work of Danish architecture firm Lundgaard & Tranberg.