International People’s College

The students at the International People’s College are diverse in their interests and nationalities, but common to them is their desire to work and be social together.

Interacting with and expanding into the hilly landscape, the multi-functional, wooden building creates the frames for a wide range of valuable learning experiences, while its compactness secures the economic viability of the project.

URBAN POWER developed the winning entry, implemented the detailed design and is currently supervising the construction of the new extension of the International People’s College.

To efficiently take advantage of the small site area, innovative technological solutions were employed to provide the International People’s College with new, functional social spaces and learning facilities. The resulting plan incorporates sustainable materials and multi-use spaces: The hall is seamlessly expandable through the opening of doors, making outside lessons achievable, while the custom, wooden furniture can be rolled aside to make space for performances or social gatherings.

The communal kitchens adjacent to the hall provide the students with an attractive, shaded meeting spot that opens into the garden with self-grown vegetables.

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  • Location Helsingør, Denmark
  • Client International Peoples College, A.P. Møller Foundation
  • Year 2018-2022
  • Status 1st prize in invited competition
  • Program Lecture hall, class rooms, event space, rehearsal room, common kitchen
  • Site area 12.000 m²
  • Floor area 1.350 m²
  • Collaborators Henry Jensen (engineer), Gade & Mortensen (acoustics), Weile Arkiteker (advisor), Atrium (client advisor), VIDA (contractor)
  • Team Rune Veile, Arne Cermak Nielsen, Sara Buhl Bjelke, Kathrine Blichsted Brauer, Niels Kærsgaard, Javier Gutierrez Sainz, Christian Jensen, Kinga Murawska, Ewelina Purta, Jan Ole Hansen, Michael Dragschitz, Tien-Yi Su

International People’s College HELSINGØR DK

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