NORD Architects and BBP Arkitekter recently won the competition to design and build a new public school in one of Copenhagen's most dense urban districts. The challenge of the design was to create a structure that properly fits in the already complex context, complementing the district's "high urban density, postindustrial heritage, and vital infrastructure". Famous for its meat production history, the urban Meatpacking district in Copenhagen is notable for its white modernistic architecture, a style heavily used in the area's restaurants and nightlife venues. The new school's design aims to serve as a modern addition to the unique district, all while respecting and maintaining some of its characteristics. The school will sit at the corner of the plot, sealing the former gate once used by cattle as they entered the meatpacking area.
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