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Bernadotte School extension / Tegnestuen Vandkunsten

  • 01:00 - 22 June, 2010
Bernadotte School extension / Tegnestuen Vandkunsten
Bernadotte School extension / Tegnestuen Vandkunsten, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hellerupvej 11, 2900 Hellerup, Dinamarca
  • Architects

    Tegnestuen Vandkunsten
  • Engineers

    Moe & brødsgaard
  • Client

    Bernadotteskolen
  • Contractor

    DrivhusEffekten ApS
  • Area

    253.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

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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Ángel Doménech · May 21, 2012

Ampliación escuela Bernadotte/ Tegnestuen Vandkunsten | ArchDaily http://t.co/wcMPcOex vía @archdaily #arquitectura #architecture #dinamarca

levm · July 08, 2010

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up_today_arch · June 27, 2010

Nice! It is very important put piece of modern style and good taste into public architecture. Good choice of school owners...

patrick kennedy · June 24, 2010

Scandinavians do modernism w soul & humility @casinclair School in Copenhagen http://tinyurl.com/287kl7j by http://www.vandkunsten.com

Cameron Sinclair · June 24, 2010

Nice school extension in Copenhagen. http://tinyurl.com/287kl7j Architect is http://www.vandkunsten.com/

Bingo Bango · June 24, 2010

Wes, interesting to see exactly the same complaints we have over here in Europe being expressed by architects in the US!

Developers are developers are developers. They will always try to screw every last penny out a job/m²

Your post has just made my day, in a depressing kind of way - cheers!

Wes · June 24, 2010 09:33 PM

Glad to know I made a positive impact somewhere. In my opinion and from general observation here, it is the boutique design firms (whose clients hire them on the strength of their portfolio and are actively seeking innovative design) that succeed in getting the most interesting projects built. Most often they do not serve developers. The talent exists in many other firms, to be sure, but the clients of more commercially oriented firms are not so much looking to buy 'design-service', but are rather more interested in just getting drawings of a preconceived solution.

Sorry to cloud the post-board of this great project with a side-topic...but their nice details just led us into it:)

Wes · June 23, 2010

I'm envious of the architecture/construction industry in Europe. Even a clean and simple project like this would be prohibitively expensive in the USA, with its poured-in-place concrete and steel detailing.

It seems like every developer I know would try to get $90/sf down to $89/sf if they could, much less venture up to...gosh..100?

Aside from my frustrated rant, kudos on this project. Well conceived and detailed!

Tomoaki Otsuka · June 23, 2010

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brent · June 23, 2010

Very nice project. Amazing how the simple wires can add so much to the facades. Well done,

Tuf Pak · June 24, 2010 01:36 AM

It'll look beautiful when the vines colonize the facade.

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Graham Cowen · June 23, 2010

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