How can architecture foster inclusion, digitalisation and movement? How can you combine a healthy indoor climate with low energy consumption?
These were some of the important topics on the programme when 27 German architects, school principals and decision-makers visited Aarhus seeking new inspiration. The trip took place on 22-24 May 2019 and was organised by Cubus Medien Verlag, which is also behind the renowned SCHULBAU trade fairs in Germany. Troldtekt was co-organiser and sponsor of the trip.
The delegation visited schools in and around Aarhus which serve as prime examples of good school architecture in various ways. The aim was to draw inspiration from Denmark for the extensive school construction and renovation projects Germany is embarking on in the years ahead.
Four schools in the spotlight
The four schools visited on the trip were:
Multi-billion euro investment in German schools
Many German architects are busy designing school buildings at the moment. In the Hamburg area alone, the authorities estimate in a new development plan that four billion euros will have to be invested in school buildings by 2030 in order to accommodate increasing student numbers. In autumn 2016, KfW Research concluded in an analysis that 53,500 schools are in need of renovation, requiring a total investment of 34 billion euros.