The new school will replace the existing school N.J. Fjordsgades Skole. Also comprising afterschool programmes and daycare facilities, the project will create a unique learning and leisure environment for children and youngsters alike.
Kristian Würtz, Alderman in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in Aarhus and Chairman of the jury quotes: “The winning project is an excellent proposal for how the school of the future should look. The building opens up to the surroundings and constitutes a unifying element in the area. Future generations of children will really benefit from going to school or daycare here, and the building will become an attractive rotation point for the entire district.”
The building called ‘The School on the Terraces’ will meet the energy requirements of low-energy class 2020 according to Danish building regulations by means of renewable energy sources. The requirements of 2020 have been met by taking an integrated energy design approach.
“The project puts great emphasis on sustainable and educational principles, which creates a good transition between the green areas and the urban space. The building embraces the local community, and I cannot wait to see the completed school”, says Kristian Würtz.
Henning Larsen Architects’ educational buildings provide the framework for a wide range of different learning environments – from universities and upper secondary schools to primary schools and daycare centres. Previous projects include Campus Roskilde, Frederiksberg Upper Secondary School, the IT University in Copenhagen, Umeå School of Architecture in addition to a number of universities in Denmark, Norway, Germany, England and the Middle East. The projects have all been completed or are under construction.