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New School Architecture and Learning Process
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...Ørestad High School  is the first school in Denmark with an architectural design that corresponds to the new visions on content, subject matter, organization, and learning systems.  Flexibility and openness are key words for the new building, which has open rooms, subject zones, and niches for creativity and concentration. 
Traditional spaces such as classrooms and lounges no longer exist in the high school of the future. Instead, the building is divided into four "study zones." Each has its own floor, each designed like a boomerang and staggered from the others like a shutter on a camera. The floors are linked by a wide, spiral staircase that winds up toward the roof terrace. The staircase is the main axis in the tall foyer - the X-zone - and creates physical and visual links between the different study zones, supporting an interdisciplinary approach...