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.

Ceilings with Troldtekt acoustic panels in school buildings

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.

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