Shoebox-rooms and halls of residence that look like prisons are a thing of the past.

There have been some awesome student residences built in the last few years.

Checkout 12 of the coolest student residences in the world.


1. Tietgenkollegiet(Copenhagen, Denmark)

The Tietgen Residence Hall aims to foster a lively community thanks to its circular shape.

The residence houses 400 students, and there is a kitchen for every 12 rooms further cultivating the sense of community.

2. Chapter Living, Spitalfields(London, UK)

Right in the heart of London, this residence in Spitalfields is the perfect place to experience London at its fullest.

Close to several universities, the residence is also near the artsy hotspot of Shoreditch,where there is always something cool going on.

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3. Casa dell’Accademia(Mendrisio,Switzerland).

Up in the Swiss Alps, this residence probably has one of the best views in the world.

Housing up to 72 students attending Mendrisio’s Academy of Architecture, it only makes sense that every single detail of the symmetrical buildings is carefully thought out.

4. Cité a Docks (Le Havre, France)

How does living in a block of shipping containers sound?

Just take a look at this student residence in France and tell us it isn’t a lot cooler than you thought.

Each of its 100 containers has its own studio, and there’s always plenty of light shining through.

Spacebox (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Utrecht’s Spacebox is a residence that comes in a rainbow of colours.

There are over 300 units around the University of Utrecht’s campus grounds, as well as several leisure rooms and sports facilities all following the Spacebox’s colourful theme.

6. Basket Apartments (Paris, France)

Another innovative idea for student housing coming from France, the Basket Apartments.

On the edge of Parc de la Villette in the 19th Arrondissement, this residence’s design resembles that of a wooden basket.

There are 192 studios all of which have a balcony and getting to the centre of Paris couldn’t be easier.

The Metro stops right outside

7. Simmons Hall, MIT (Cambridge, USA)

Just by looking at Simmons Hall, you can tell how awesome it must be to live here.

There are several other cool residences across MIT’s campus grounds, but this one is truly unique.

It really does have everything you need for guaranteed fun, a ball pit and a scooter hockey field…

8. Willow Street Residence Hall(New Orleans, USA).

Tulane University’s Willow Street Residences can house up to 318 students in four separate buildings.

It was built on the site of New Orleans’ old Sugar Bowl Stadium, and these halls of residence have been created to bring back the collegiate spirit to the area.

Of course, being in New Orleans, you can always count on the city’s jazzy vibe to ensure you will have fun at all times.

Residencia Galdós(Madrid, Spain)

Right on the edge of the Ciudad Universitaria of Madrid, the Residencia Galdós is the best place for students to stay in the capital of Spain.

Up to 370 students can stay at Galdós, and we’re sure that each and every one of them will have the time of their life in this accommodation.

Olympic Village(Munich, Germany).

Yes, Munich’s Olympic Village is now a dedicated neighbourhood for student housing.

You might think that it’s old, but everything is brand new. Due to its ageing conditions, the entire village was torn down and rebuilt between 2007-09, and is now a modern hub for the city’s students.

There are over 1800 apartments in the Olympic Village, so there really is a great sense of an immense community, where everyone is a student.

11. Camplus Turro(Milan, Italy)

Milan’s Camplus Turro can accommodate up to 165 students each, all of which can get to university very swiftly thanks to the metro station adjacent to the residence.

Here, you’ll have a chance to relax and study in its internal garden, or go for a run in the nearby Parco della Martesana.

Hub at Tucson(Tucson, USA).

This student accommodation in Tucson has a rooftop sun deck with swimming pool, a hot tub, and games area.

It also has some mean barbecue grills and a sandpit with hammocks and a volleyball net.

The list goes on and on.

This is definitely one of the best residences in the world.


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