Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG
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Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG

The very creative Danish architectural firm BIG has completed a campus Sports spatial expansion project – a multi-purpose hall and a new sport ground for Gammel Hellerup High School just north of Copenhagen.

Architects: BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group
Location: Hellerup, Gentofte, Denmark
Photographs: Rasmus Hjortshøj, Jens Markus Lindhe, Iwan Baan

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG

© Iwan Baan

The new multipurpose hall is placed five meters underground to keep the courtyard intact and minimize shading on the surrounding buildings.

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshøj

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG

© Jens Lindhe

The softly curved roof is an informal meeting place. The edge of the roof is designed as a long social bench, perforated with small windows to provide natural daylighting below.

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshøj

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshøj

The current football field, recognized as one of the most important features by the students, is extended – creating a folded landscape that accomodates new classrooms underneath. Different educational activities will take place under the football field turf.

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshøj

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshøj

Inspiration from architects:

How do we create a new multi-purpose hall in the courtyard without blocking the view of other building? If the new multi-purpose hall is located in the center, we can keep the activities within the building boundaries.

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG

© Jens Lindhe

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium by BIG

© Jens Lindhe


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