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.
Sensuous materials contrast with clinical white laboratories in DTU’s building 112
There is plenty of light, air and texture in DTU Sustain’s new laboratory building B112. According to architects Louise Gerner Rasmussen and Tobias Wittenburg from Christensen & Co, sustainability was an important parameter in the choice of materials and construction.
Copenhagen gets a world-class primary school
From January 2024, three forms of pupils will start at the state-of-the-art Sluseholmen School, where the architecture invites nature up close. Creative solutions characterise the project, and a new, distinctive Troldtekt acoustic solution is part of the design.
The Danish School Building of the Year is much more than just a school
The Children's and Culture Centre in Høje-Taastrup Municipality is a vibrant, multifunctional building that buzzes with life. We spoke to Lene Jensby Lange, who advises on learning environments. As a member of the professional jury, she helped to choose the special Children's and Culture Centre as Danish School Building of the Year 2023.
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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. This was no surprise to Realdania’s project manager, who believes, however, that the municipalities are in a better position today, with more concrete tools.
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 schools 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 in this article.
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. In addition, a Danish architect is proposing improvements that can equip schools for future pandemics.
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. Read the interview with KUB arkitekter, the firm behind the distinctive building where Troldtekt acoustic panels play a significant role.
New school of architecture encourages experimentation and a sense of community
Denmark’s first newly built school of architecture has been conceived as a laboratory for learning and architectural experimentation. Copenhagen-based ADEPT has acted as the turnkey consultant, and here, architect and founding partner Martin Krogh shares some of the thoughts behind the project, which features several variants of Troldtekt acoustic ceilings.
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. Read how Troldtekt acoustic solutions help to improve the acoustics, air quality, lighting, design, durability and operating economy in school buildings. Moreover, these are all areas that contribute to a school’s overall sustainability.
Magnificent wooden school is Denmark’s best
Erlev Skole in southern Denmark is Denmark's first wood school, and won the Danish School Building of the Year 2021 award. The building is visionary in several ways. Both on account of its column-beam system and facades in wood, making it one of the largest wooden constructions to be built in Denmark in recent times. And also because the school is designed for personalised learning with flexible, open learning environments.