Adult Education Center / CEBRA


Danish firm, CEBRA, was recently awarded first prize for their new education center in .  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.


Urban Space Sketch © CEBRA

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.

Agora © CEBRA
Entrance © CEBRA
Ground Floor Plan © CEBRA


Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Adult Education Center / CEBRA" 08 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
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