Healthy schools of the future
Schoolchildren are our future. There is therefore every reason to ensure that they have the best possible facilities in which to develop and learn. However, every day the school bell rings at far too many run-down schools where a poor indoor climate is the norm. Problems with inferior air quality result in increased sickness absence and poor learning curves.
Fortunately, there are also schools that offer world-class facilities. At these schools, the local school authorities and their consultants have done their homework and chosen the best possible solutions. And made the acoustics, air quality, lighting, design and finances fall into place.
On this page you can read about both the challenges and technical solutions in modern schools. You can also see the difference that Troldtekt makes to the indoor climate in school buildings. Come and explore beautiful school architecture.
Indoor climate in Danish primary and lower secondary schools still poor
The latest mass experiment investigating the indoor climate in schools shows that the situation is just as bad as it was during the 2009 investigation
‘Best new school building 2022’ is much more than just a school
In Vrå Børne- og Kulturhus, Hjørring Municipality has created a unique building that will serve as a gathering place for children and adults alike.
Nuuk School: Outstanding Arctic architecture
The architecture of Nuuk School is dictated by the landscape and the unforgiving climate. Replacing a number of run-down schools, the school will have capacity for 1,200 children, but will also serve as a cultural centre for the rest of Nuuk. >> Read about KHR Architecture’s thinking behind the design of this unique building
Better school buildings post corona
The corona pandemic has impacted children’s schooling badly and required a string of stopgap measures. However, new schools are better designed for handling pandemics. This is the conclusion drawn by Marie Berg, who is responsible for new school construction in the Municipality of Gothenburg in Sweden. >> More on the impact of corona on school design
School building of the year: Gothenburg’s new sustainable landmark
Lindholmens Tekniska Gymnasium in Gothenburg has won the Swedish School Building of the Year 2021 award. Interview with KUB Arkitekter.
New school of architecture encourages a sense of community
Aarhus School of Architecture has moved into its brand-new premises, where everything is housed under one roof. The result is a potential for stronger synergies than was possible when the school was spread across various locations >> Read the interview here
Sustainable extension inside and out
The private school Feldballe Friskole wanted to create more space with an extension which had a positive climate footprint. The result is a 250-square-metre building with straw in the walls, a wooden roof and materials that do not contain any hazardous chemicals. The firm of architects Henning Larsen designed the extension, for whom the local school has been a sustainable ‘experiment’ which they hope to scale up in other projects.
Six focus areas: How Troldtekt contributes to a better indoor climate in schools
Children spend about 20 per cent of their waking hours in school. School architecture is therefore very important for their learning and well-being.
Magnificent wooden school is Denmark’s best
Erlev Skole in southern Denmark is Denmark’s first wooden school, and won the Danish School Building of the Year 2021 award.
Global architectural firm Behnisch Architekten have designed an impressive new build on behalf of the city of Hamburg in Lurup, comprising a school and community centre after the Scandinavian model.
University of East Anglia
The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia has been dubbed the UK’s Greenest building. Certainly, it is one of the UK’s most sustainable. It is also the first large scale building to target both Passivhaus Certification and BREEAM Outstanding (the highest rating), two of the most rigorous sustainable environmental standards.
Espergærde Gymnasium has a new large extension – representing an elegant reinterpretation of the original architecture while at the same time setting a new direction.