Renovation of Business Academy – KEA

2011-2018 | Client: KEA – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

Renovation and general maintenance coordination of KEA

The buildings on Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 38, Nørrebro were build for The School of the Technical Society on Prinsesse Charlottes Gade. Today, they house KEA’s Danish and foreign construction related educations.

The six distinct buildings were constructed in the early to the mid-20th Century and include a finely detailed classicistic building and a modernist industrial hall with a giant chimney, originally housing a very large diesel engine for educational purposes.

KEA wanted a gradual renovation and upgrading of the buildings, including an energy renovation, and an adaptation of the buildings to fields of study.

Larsens Tegnestue performed a variety of tasks under these general requirements; roof and attic insulation, external insulation of exterior walls, window replacement, interior refurbishment of canteen, student-kitchens, meeting and staff rooms, spaces for breaks and teaching.

We designed durable solutions – including design of fixed furniture capable of withstanding the everyday tear and wear of students and teachers. To the extent possible, we incorporated original building elements and surfaces in the projects.

We were responsible for the projects throughout the entire process from the building regulatory procedures, consultancy, procurement and construction management to project management and design. The project was mainly carried out through trade contracts.

We worked on the projects in close cooperation with KEA Operations as well as KEA’s administration and students.

KEA’s campus on Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 38 was Larsens Tegnestue’s first major educational institution project, which soon generated new projects for other educational institutions:

Copenhagen Business Academy, Hal C, Copenhagen Technical College – NEXT Education Copenhagen as well as Hairdressering and Cosmetician School – NEXT Education Copenhagen.