Danish Architecture Guide

Århus Cathedral School

The old main building has a symmetrical design round a broad centre projection with a classicist gable elevation. The window openings are connected with a continuous fascia board. The roof is a half-hipped tile roof.

Hack Kampmann's historicist building is a two-storey building with a high basement. It is primarily built of reddish brown brick with granite at the base and horizontal bands on the facade. Above the upper windows there is a brick band laid in an undulating pattern, which on the centre projection is replaced by a granite band bearing the inscription 'Katedralskole'. The gable of the centre projection bears the inscription 'Aarhus'. On the southern gable is an oriel tower with a spire. C.F. Møller's buildings have a modernist and plain design with straight lines and flat roofs and are of reinforced concrete construction with tile cladding. The facade is subdivided by slender window piers, and the window parapets are of green-toned rough cast glass. On the second storey level the facade of one of the buildings is broken by a large overhang, which contains the assembly hall. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014