JAJA Architects just shared the news of their competiton proposal for an extension of Falkonergården High School in Frederiksberg, Denmark. The competition attracted over one hundred proposals, and JAJA’s placed third for its “…respectful relation to the existing buildings through its geometric formal language”. The jury explained, “The shape appears logic with an interpretation of the buildings existing virtues. And the objective of capturing the warm glow of the surrounding buildings with new materials seems very convincing.” More images and more about the extension after the break.
For the extension, JAJA has proposed an infill project between the campus’ two existing gym buildings. This infill is conceived as a contemporary interpretation of the existing building mass that connects and transforms the detached gyms into one coherent functional facility.
The extends allows the fragmented buildings to function as one entity where the interior space is extended to a courtyard condition, thus creating a continuous space where gym and schoolyard, building and landscape merges together.