Almost a decade ago (time flies), I studied abroad for a school year in Copenhagen. It is one of the most understated and beautiful cities in Europe. The quality of life and the thoughtfulness of their society translates into many progressive ideals and innovations through their design community. Relatively unknown at the time of my studying there, was a group called PLOT, which has now split into Julien De Smedt Architects (JDS) and Bjarke Ingalls Group (BIG). They are starting to take the world by storm with their innovative design through clever and efficient programming and globally minded specifications (to meet budget constraints). Below is BIG’s Gammel Hellerup High School, which utilizes the site to create innovative social spaces and unique relationships between performance space, social space and study space. Their clever use of space achieves a high level of educational environments for learning and creates inspirational moments for students growing up in a fast paced world. The schools which the next generation will inspire, promote, even limit the minds of the students attending them. What type of world do you want our next generation to grow up in?