Open Platform


Client: Municipality of Gilleleje
Place: Gilleleje
Architect: NOVA5*
Contractor: Hoffmann A/S
Size: 10.500 m²
Budget: 105 mio. kr.
Status: Competition 2017

In our proposal for Gilbjerg School Version 2.0, we extend the school into the surrounding nature. The original roof is lengthened and the sloping topography underneath provides a gradually increasing ceiling height, which opens up the school towards the idyllic landscape. The main school building is subdivided into smaller clusters, each specifically adapted to meet the needs of children at different ages. An outdoor learning lab brings the students into meaningful contact with the diversity of nature. After school hours the building serves as a local culture house.

Visualizations: Luxigon


NLP: Project responsible Partner/Project Leader/Originator concept and design, hands-on production.
JDP: Co-responsible for Prequalification and Tender. Responsible for communication, Team facilitator, hands-on production.
CC: Graphics designer, hands-on production.

In 2016, OP-partners Jennifer Dahm Petersen [JDP] and Niels Lund Petersen [NLP] entered NOVA5 as Associate Partners. In January 2018, they became formal Partners, Owners, Members of the Board and Everyday Leaders.

JDP, Communications Partner, was part of the acquisitions and new-bizz team. Besides coordinating and facilitating competition teams including idea-generation and feedback, she was responsible for communicating the company values and projects in media, presentations, lectures, conferences and workshops.

NLP, Creative Partner, was responsible for Competitions and New Development. Besides originating ideas, concepts and designs for new built projects, he was involved in several renewal projects and client consultancy. Among the winning schemes that NLP lead and originated are: New Elsinore Stadium, Dalby School, Havdrup Children's House.

Where JDP's/NLP's roles are not specified, the projects concerned were started/completed and carried out by staff or other partners and followed from the sidelines by JDP's/NLP in their partner period January 2016 to July 2019. Upon its relaunch October 2019, the OP team includes the following former NOVA5 people: Anders Dragheim, Founding Partner [AD], Christine Cato, Graphics Designer [CC], Kristine Lorenzen, Office Manager [KL], Peter Theibel, Business Developer [PT], Lotte Randeris, Project Leader [LR], Jon Frydenholm-Vad, Project Architect [JF]. Credited when relevant.