The Royal Orphanage is a classical building in Copenhagen and is currently used as a basic school.
The new building replaces the deteriorating back house and contains the schools gym and a series of classrooms.
Twin stairwells placed up to the neighbouring buildings and a connecting corridor along the courtyard define the organization of building. The classrooms, all oriented to the street, can be combined in various sizes and are accessed from the courtyard corridor.
A masonry base establishes with a set rhythm of window openings the visual tact of the three overlying storeys, which are clad glass with no visible mullions.
The façade gives varied material and geometric impressions, depending on viewpoint, time of day, weather conditions, and the changing activities of the school.