Located north of the Danish capital, Copenhagen, where breathtaking natural scenery meets the vibrant town of Lyngby, the BaseCamp project has been ground breaking in a myriad of ways. A community space for 900 students and doctoral students, project staff and seniors, BaseCamp Lyngby is an ultra-modern campus that features sustainable architecture and a visionary housing concept. The remarkable architectural complex, designed by the Copenhagen-based Lars Gitz Architects, was built on a generous plot close to Lyngby Lake. From this location, students can bike to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in just a few minutes and the capital of Copenhagen is also only a short train ride away. The BaseCamp apartments are the culmination of founder and CEO Armon Bar-Tur’s vision: a fusion of American campus-style living, European aesthetics and interiors that feature the best in both design and functionality – a concept that was developed in response to the lack of attractively designed apartments for students in Europe. There are now BaseCamp apartment complexes in Germany, Denmark and Poland. In order to bring BaseCamp residents closer to nature and to promote social interaction, the team from Lars Gitz Architects developed a unique, serpentine-shaped building with a rooftop terrace where residents can stretch their legs. The apartment complex winds itself around a smaller round building in the centre that serves as a multi-use meeting space. Residents and guests can take a walk on the rooftop garden and enjoy the views of the natural scenery surrounding the building as well as of the city of Lyngby itself; inside the central building at the heart of the complex they can make use of numerous common areas including a café, gym, cinema, library and workshops. The interior concept for the Europe-wide student apartment buildings was developed right from the start by Berlin-based Studio Aisslinger as part of the corporate design identity. Studio Aisslinger, an interdisciplinary design studio, continuously adds new, surprising stories and themes to the interior design elements and furnishings. That’s what makes BaseCamp so exciting, according to Werner Aisslinger: it doesn’t simply use the same brand on repeat, it’s a living brand world that is constantly evolving.