Bernadotte School extension / Tegnestuen Vandkunsten

  • 01:00 - 22 June, 2010
© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

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From the architect. Vandkunsten has completed an extension to the small, alternative Bernadotte School north of Copenhagen. The school is housed in a couple of old villas that have been added to over the years, creating a labyrinthine teaching environment full of character but lacking in facilities and basic outdoor spaces.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Vandkunsten’s new building adds a library, a gym with stage facilities and extends existing classrooms and workshops while new roof terraces leave a larger and more articulated playarea for the kids. All new spaces tie into existing access and circulation.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Construction is lightweight in wood and steel and insulation values are high. While the project accepts the labyrinthine as a fundamental quality of the place, a degree of visual coherence has been achieved with vandkunsten’s trademark black cladding – and with the stainless wires in place for the three kinds of creepers that have been planted along the new house.

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