Munkegaards School
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Architect Arne Jacobsen
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Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Date 1952 to 1956   timeline
Building Type secondary school
 Construction System brick, metal roofs
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Modern
Notes Grid arrangement of courtyards and clerestoried classrooms, built elegantly with standard components.




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Discussion Munkegaards School Commentary

"Munkegaards School is an elementary school for children from 7 to 15 years of age. It comprises 24 standard classrooms of the pavilion type, which are arranged in pairs and open up towards small patios. All the classroom pavilions are connected by a simple system of parallel corridors which also give access to the assembly hall and teachers' room. A two-storey wing on the North side accommodates the special classrooms. Gymnasia, bicycle sheds and dwellings are separate buildings. The yellow brickwork, white-painted timber and aluminium roofs contribute to the intimate and friendly atmosphere of the school."

— Tobias Faber. Arne Jacobsen. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1964. p60.

Sources on Munkegaards School

Tobias Faber. Arne Jacobsen. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1964. NA 1223.J3 F313. LC 64-16676. discussion, p60. plan, p61.

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. plan, aerial photo, courtyard photo, p209. — Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Munkegaards School


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