Orestad College Copenhagen, Danish Gynasium Building Images, Design Award News
Ørestad Gymnasium Copenhagen
New Danish School Building design by 3XN Architects: Higher Education Denmark Architecture
post updated 28 Mar 2021 ; 2 Dec 2008
3XN nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2009
Location: Ørestad Gymnasium, København, Danmark
Design: 3XN Architects
3XN’s “virtual college”, Ørestad College, has been nominated for the honourable Mies van der Rohe Award.
Ørestad College was built in immediate continuation of new legislation in the Danish educational sector in 2005 and is an educational building remarkable for its complete absence of class rooms in the traditional sense. At present, the gymnasium is the most-applied-for in Denmark.
The Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture is given away every second year for the purpose of recognizing and paying tribute to European architecture of high quality. Ørestad College has already received international praise – e.g. the Forum AID Award 2008 for Best Architecture in the Nordic Region.
Ørestad Gymnasium Copenhagen – Building Information
Title: Orestad College
Address: Ørestad Boulevard/Arne Jacobsens Allé, Copenhagen
Status: 1st prize in invited competition 2003
The Ørestad College will be the first in Denmark to fulfil new educational visions regarding subjects, organisation and teaching systems.
Communication, interaction and synergy has been key issues. The project displays a visionary interpretation of openness and flexibility regarding team sizes, varying from the individual over groups to classes and assemblies, and reflects international tendencies aiming at achieving a Ørestad College Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark more dynamic and life-like studying environment and introducing IT as a main tool.
The intention is also to enforce the students’ abilities gradually to take responsibility for own learning, being able to work in teams as well as working individually.
The college is interconnected vertically and horizontally. Four boomerang shaped floor plans are rotated to create the powerful super structure which forms the overall frame of the building – simple and highly flexible. Four study zones occupy one floor plan each. Avoiding level changes makes the organisational flexibility as high as possible, and enables the different teaching and learning spaces to overlap and interact with no distinct borders.
The rotation opens a part of each floor to the vertical tall central atrium and forms a zone that provides community and expresses the college’s ambition for interdisciplinary education.
Ørestad College, Copenhagen – Building Information
Address: Ørestad Boulevard / Arne Jacobsens Allé, Copenhagen
Client: Copenhagen Municipality
Award: 1. prize in invited competition 2003
Size: 12.000 m2
Budget: DKK 200 mio. / € 27 mio / $ 32.5 mio
Architect: 3XNielsen – Kim Herforth Nielsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Kim Christiansen Engineer: Søren Jensen A/S
Adviser: Helle Mathiasen, cand. pæd. ph.d.
Acoustics: Frederik Wiuff
Ørestad Gymnasium Photos: Adam Mørk
Ørestad Gymnasium Copenhagen images / information from 3XN, Architects
Location: Ørestad Boulevard, Arne Jacobsens Allé, Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe
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