Køge Gymnasium multi-purpose hall

The multi-purpose hall introduces a strikingly expressive style that aims to activate, highlight and profile the upper secondary school vis-à-vis the local community.

FACTS

Project: Køge Multi-purpose Hall

Role: Lead consultant, architect and landscape architect

Size: DKK 23 million

Location: Køge

Client: Køge Gymnasium

Lead architect: Mads Stenbæk Jakobsen

Sweco Architects served as client consultants for the construction of a new multi-purpose hall for Køge Upper Secondary School.

The new multi-purpose hall covers 1,560 m² and is being built to the east of the existing gyms. It will be structurally connected by a low intermediate building. The multi-purpose hall houses a multi-functional sports hall with inner dimensions of 36 x 23 m, as well as two-storey function zone with foyer, storage rooms, technical control room and teacher break-room on the first floor, as well as toilets, changing rooms and a balcony on the second floor.

The building is ventilated naturally and has passive cooling. The building also has lots of natural daylight.

Facades are made of reddish-brown brickwork with reliefs on several sides as well as a large north-facing glass section overlooking the large common area. The materials were generally chosen from renewable resources.

Quote from the client recommendation: “From the outset, the collaboration between the parties was typified by great receptivity, unfailing professionalism and an unwavering perception of how the building would look upon completion.”

 

Photo: Mads Frederik