The Trekroner School is the result of the Danish Ministry of Education’s brief on ‘the schools of the future’. The school is located in Trekroner near Roskilde and serves a newer housing area. The client and architect have in many ways started from a tabula rasa. The design of the Trekroner School derives from new ways of teaching and untraditional spatial solutions. Hallways are for example non-existing – these areas have instead been included in the classrooms that have been designed as high ceilinged, well-lit project spaces and are called ‘home areas’.
The school is situated in a hilly landscape with four surrounding wing houses, containing the ‘home areas’ for tutoring. The remaining school programs are placed centrally in the school. Here you have the school kitchen, workshop, SFO, auditoriums, football pitch, and many others. In this way, the seasons and the landscape become an integrated part of the education.
The children will experience the change of seasons as they walk the distance from the ‘home areas’ to one of the designated project spaces. Hence nurturing a natural integration amongst the children and providing a consciousness of the entire school premises and the landscape, it is a part of.