Welcome to Grønjordskollegiet

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Life on Grønjordskollegiet.

Dormitory life is not just about studying. The dormitory and especially its outdoor areas serves as a breathing space for the residents. During the summer you will find numerous cosy nooks in the green gardens outside, where you can sunbathe, do activities or barbecue. Regardless of the season, the dormitory gives us all the opportunity to find a refuge away from the studies.

Welcome tour for new residents
We can recommend that you go with our handy-men on a tour and that you join the new comer tour which the Collegiate Association together with the Residents’ Council holds every month. On this tour you will be introduced to the communal facilities and can meet other residents.
Festival vibes in the green

We are lucky to have our green gardens where we can read, grill, listen to music and do activities. The gardens are used by the residents a lot, especially during the summer. Here the residents play different games, and in the middle of the summer there is a whole festival atmosphere at the dormitory. Here we must remember to help each other clean up. Many residents bring a garbage bag with them when events are held to keep the gardens green and neat.

A neighbour to beautiful nature

It is no secret that Grønjordskollegiet’s raw architecture stands in deep contrast to Amager’s colourful landscape. However, the contrast may have just a hidden charm. As a neighbour to the colourful Amagerfælled, we are within walking distance of real Danish nature. Amager Fællede is a breathing space that invites you to run, picnic and relax in the open air.

Dorm time is study time

As student dormitory residents, we must also study. Here we must all remember that when we live so close together, we can not avoid hearing each other once in a while, but people must always take each other into account. Here, dormitory life collides with student life, which can give rise to some disagreements.

It is important to remember that we are in college both to read and to be social, especially Friday and Saturday nights.

It is also important to note that when we live so close together, there will always be some noise from everyday activities and chores. If the noise is very annoying, then it might be a good idea to talk about it. Write to the Residents’ Council if you need help with this.

Grønjordskollegiet is fortunate to be located so centrally that there is easy access to nearby study places, including libraries. It can be an advantage to use this solution if you have to concentrate early Friday and Saturday night. The Royal Library in particular is worth a visit.

History

The dormitory was built in the period 1969-1970. It was originally planned to build ten blocks with a total of 2,000 rooms, a communal building and a supermarket.

However, when the first five blocks were completed in 1970, the dormitory residents resisted building the remaining green areas with additional blocks. At that time, block 6 had been built, but not block 5, so today the college’s blocks are called 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.

The halting of the extension also meant that the planned common block was not built. As a result, the common facilities had to be arranged in the dormitory’s basements and nearby villas, which the dormitory acquired. A temporary wooden barrack was erected for the dormitory office, and the dormitory’s yard workers had scaffolding set up behind the dormitory for their lunchroom and changing rooms. The temporary barracks stood for more than 30 years.

Up through the 1980s and 1990s, there were several approaches to having a common building built, but they were never implemented, i.a. because they wanted to build more homes on the same occasion – which caused many problems with the authorities.

It was not until 2004 that a proposal was finally found that could be implemented. A clean communal building without housing but with office, changing room and lunch room as well as a large number of communal facilities for the residents.

The building was designed by Nobel Arkitekter A / S and has the shape of a mini-block, but is dominated by large windows and bright, open spaces. The common house is almost 900 m² spread over two floors, and opened in July 2006.

Today Grønjordskollegiet is a green dormitory, with attention to the dormitory’s energy consumption. At the dorm we have waste sorting and in 2015 we got solar cells on the roofs of the blocks. The solar cells meant an annual saving of approx. 500,000 kr.