News18 April 2018
Student housing in listed building nominated for city’s best
Raw but affectionate renovation highlights architectural qualities and brings forth new ones.
The conversion of Royal Naval Constable School has been nominated for the City of Copenhagen Building Awards. The city has awarded premium projects and their architects since 1902. This year the Constable School is among the nominees for the prestigious recognition.
The original, listed 1939 building has a masonry façade. Yet, behind is an early concrete structure. Façade and concrete have inspired the conversion.
The concrete structure has been cleaned and remains raw and exposed inside the apartments and community spaces. On the outside the red brick façade can be seen because only select areas have been reinsulated and rendered. The original window rough openings are expressed behind new, over-sized double glazing placed outside the external insulation. This way the deep window sills become seats for residents and the flats receive a maximum amount of daylight.
We love the Constable School conversion and we are very proud that the City of Copenhagen has nominated the project among the city’s best.