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RIBA European Award-winning student residences with Jaga Mini Canal trench heaters, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Tietgenkollegiet student residence in the Ørestad district of Copenhagen is an acclaimed architectural development and winner of the prestigious RIBA European Award. Accommodating 400 students in 360 modern apartments across seven storeys, the architects required a powerful and efficient heating solution to compliment the building’s contemporary aesthetics.          

Jaga Mini Canal trench heaters enhanced with Jaga’s Low-H₂O technology were selected to warm both the apartments and corridors. With eco-efficiency high on the architects’ agenda, the Mini Canal was an ideal choice as it would cut carbon costs by 10% and use 90% less water than traditional radiators.

The radiators are inserted into floor trenches between 9cm and 14cm deep. For the Tietgenkollegiet, the Mini Canals were subtly positioned under the windows to maximise floor space while countering the potential heat loss from the building’s glass facades.


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