Danish firm, CEBRA, was recently awarded first prize for their new education center in Odense. The building explores how curved forms can penetrate and define the rectilinear confines of the 134,550 sqf school building. Soft curving levels open to floors below and provide a mixing of visual and auditory experiences in a dynamically changing environment. Moreover, such levels provide a flexible learning environment, with “the human-being placed at the center.” More about the project after the break, including CEBRA’s awesome hand renderings.
Organizationally, the levels pivot around a central space which CEBRA calls the Agora – with tranquil spaces set inside the building’s edges. This duality of active levels and contemplative spaces is echoed in section as the ground levels are programmed for high activity and the higher levels are designed for a more peaceful space.