This was my Bachelor project at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture.
The assignment was to add a multi-purpose hall with 12 class rooms including one dentist to the existing Bellahøj Skole.
Bellahøj Skole is one of the few schools in Copenhagen that has a sporting profile. The school wanted the architecture to inspire the kids and the teachers to be involved in more physical activities within the classes.
I created a circular building with classrooms around the multi-purpose hall, which is connected to the two existing gymnasiums. The ramps on the outside and inside of the oval building makes it possible for the kids to have an endless circular motion through the corridors from the ground level and all the way up to the roof with red running tracks. Studies by the Japanese architect, Takaharu Tezuka, shows that kids moves ten times more in round buildings.
Like a disruption of the existing rectangular floor plan system, the classrooms explodes from the center of the hall and helps to create an open dynamic study environment where teachers can keep an overview of their students no matter where they might be. Furthermore sound isolated study boxes are placed around the running corridor for students to immerse themselves in their learning.