Inspired by 21st century learning principles, the new Aarhus School of Architecture was designed as an incubator for architectural experiments, workshop-based learning and unplanned synergies between students. The architecture is raw, almost resembling an industrial building, but only at first glance – the refined detailing and strong spatial organization deliberately communicates how a building is constructed; how to refine a design through a few carefully selected materials and how to allow architecture to step into the background as a flexible framework for activity.