The Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) was commissioned by their Alma Mater, the Gammel Hellerup High School located in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen, for a couple of additions to the campus which included an arts and culture building and a gymnasium. The sports and multipurpose activities, which would so far take place at a location adjacent to but outside the main campus area, were decided to be shifted into the centre of the courtyard enclosed by the school buildings on all sides. To do away with the danger of blocking light and views across the quadrangle, BIG further decided to sink the 1100 sq m area of this building underground by a depth of 5 metres. The earth dug out for this purpose was used to berm up the slope created up the new arts and culture building, located adjacent to the sunken gym building, for the football fields to continue up to its roof. Thus, all the recreational facilities got lined up sequentially at the campus centre, enabling students to walk down from the underground gym hall across to the art classrooms and cafeteria and out through the exit at the street and also out on the greens overlooking the sports facilities..