The school consists of four existing buildings, of which two were worthy of preservation and one was listed. The school is situated across two locations. The project has complexity on several levels:
- Expansion from 3 to 4 tracks
- Multiple stakeholders
- Cultural heritage
- Strict authority requirements
- Archaeological interests
- New pedagogical visions
- Indoor climate, wellbeing, and health
The architectural concept was developed in dialogue with internal and external stakeholders. The school’s potential is its historical context and the architectural quality of the existing buildings. These qualities have been brought to life in the new concepts that are now visible in new and converted buildings, outdoor spaces, and learning platforms.
From closed school yard to vibrant urban space
The transformation of outdoor areas connects learning and movement in thematic environments that adapt to the urban context and supplies outdoor teaching, activity, and social places designed to be used simultaneously.
The architectural concept
The project includes a new science building and the complete refurbishment of the existing school buildings. As the school was spread over several locations and had comprehensive conservation restrictions, it was necessary to perform architectural acupuncture. Our aim throughout the project was to optimise the learning experience.