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The City School

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The city school project combines learning facilities with urban development and public space in Elsinore, Denmark. By integrating many smaller projects into one we have created a type of learning facility as well as a new city district. A playful learning city, that combine indoor and outdoor facilities, school life and city culture.The project contains a new large school, new sport facilities, a music school, 2 daycare institutions, and the transformation of existing buildings and public spaces. 

 

PROJECT DATA


Project name

The City School


Typology

Urbanism, Educational, Landscape, Cultural


Location

Helsingør, DK


Year

2012


Status

Competition entry, First prize, Completed


Size

20.000 m2


Client

Municipality of Helsingør


Collaborators

RUBOW, Arup, Axel V. Jensen, Lassen Landskab | Consultants: Charlotte Schuldt (School Specialist), Ebbe Kromann-Andersen (School specialist), Stephane Barbou des Places (Idébureau 2+1), Peter Bäcker Hansen (trafical engineer, ÅF Hansen & Henneberg), Niels V. Jordan (specialist in acoustics at Jordan Akustik)


Design team

Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge, Tina Lund Højgaard, Christer Nesvik, Danijel Vinko, Alvaro Madrazo, Toni Rubio Soler, Elisabeth d'Aubarède, Gitte Juul Sørensen, Anders Hjortnæs, Rodrigo Rieiro Díaz, Marie Louise Holst


 
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The school is envisioned not as a modern office building with classrooms, but as a whole urban district – a learning city for kids - that supports more movement – great variety - and a place being integral part of the of the city. The city becomes part of the school and the school becomes part of the city.

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The entire site is transformed into one coherent floor connecting the entire complex on a playful and differentiated surface. Smaller parks, plazas and gardens frame local environments. The project involves new buildings as well as tranformation of historical buildings into one united and modern School

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Urban spaces dedicated for learning and playing
Renovation of old buildings
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The new music school
Urban spaces for children
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New multi-use sports complex
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The new Sports Complex connects a big green area with the rest of the school. 

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The Sports Complex is divided into many houses that can be uses separately and together. The different houses are connected by a central space under the landscape stair.

Ground floor plan

Ground floor plan

Cross Section

Cross Section

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