- LOCATION: GRØNNEVÆNGE, CHARLOTTENLUND, DK
- CLIENT: GENTOFTE MUNICIPALITY
- SIZE: 1.800 M² EXTENSION AND 4.000 M² REFURBISHMENT
- YEAR: 2003 – 2005
- STATUS: COMPLETED
- ARCHITECT: CEBRA, SRL ARCHITECTS
- LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: KRAGH & BERGLUND
- PHOTO: ADAM MØRK
The School in Ordrup is one of Gentofte Municpality’s school extension projects under the auspice of SKUB. The proposed project has been planned and designed on the basis of the value based program laid out by SKUB in close collaboration with the teachers, pupils and parents of the school and the new primary school act.
The school was to be converted from a 2-form into a 3-form school, including a school dentist clinic. Moreover the new primary school act has resulted in a wish of changing the physical structure of the school in order to be able to meet the upgrading of the project based classes compared to the lesson based classes. During the design phase the project went through continuous development, where the school’s values, sketches of the physical surroundings and visions regarding new ways of teaching affected each other in one common progressing process.
The extension connects the ends of the existing U-shaped school building, thereby establishing an atrium space as well as new connections and synergies across the school. The architecture of the new surroundings makes room for creativity and imagination to be integral parts of the learning environment. Project based lessons are promoted by locating workshops and specialised class rooms at ground level around a central “workshop square” that prepares the ground for cross-curricular collaborations.