The appearance and design of a space are signals of the values and views of an organisation or community. Attractive environments can attract employees, students or visitors and affect behaviour, working environment and satisfaction and eventually help generate significant economic value.

Our workplaces and learning environments are often designed as landscapes offering ample opportunity for sharing knowledge, working together in large and small groups or finding room for solitary concentration. However, it is important to find out how to create the right balance between concentration and knowledge sharing and actively shape a new learning and working culture together. Therefore, stakeholder dialogue and collaborative design processes are among the most important tools in the architect’s toolbox.

The following provides examples of buildings and spaces that can support people in their work or studies as well as productivity and learning for businesses and institutions.

Photo of Grindsted School by Pluskontoret. Photo credit: Jesper Balleby
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Grindsted School

The pupils at Grindsted School know where and how they best learn.
Photo of Ørestad School by KHR Architecture. Photo credit: Kontraframe
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Ørestad School

Educational designs frame pupil life at Ørestad School.
Photo of Vestegnen Hf & VUC by H+ Architects. Photo credit: Tim B. Wahlfried
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Vestegnen HF & VUC

An adult-education learning environment sets the scene for a joint upper-secondary school in Rødovre.
Photo of Glasir College, Thorshavn by BIG and Fuglark. Photo credit: Rasmus Hjortshøj
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Glasir College

The largest educational institution on the Faroe Islands makes it attractive to stay on the island.
Photo of Kalvebod Fælled School by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, JJW and BOGL Landscape Architects. Photo credit: Anders Sune Berg
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Kalvebod Fælled School

Kalvebod Fælled School is a public school with a profile in sports and movement.
Photo of Campus Bornholm by CUBO and NOVA5. Photo credit: Martin Schubert
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Campus Bornholm

Campus Bornholm in Rønne will secure the island going forward by to combine the education into one.
Photo of Skovbakke School by CEBRA Architecture. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
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Skovbakke School

A special relationship with nature and a focus on ‘zones’ have resulted in a flexible learning environment.
Photo of Frederiksbjerg School by Henning Larsen, gpp Architects and Møller Grønborg. Photo credit: Huffton Crow
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Frederiksbjerg School

At Frederiksbjerg School, movement and motor skills are an integral part of students' daily lives.
Photo of Copenhagen International School by C.F. Møller Architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
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Copenhagen International School

In Nordhavn, the school's students are being educated for a global future with a focus on sustainability.
Photo of DSV Domicile by PLH Architects. Photo credit: Tomas Bertelsen.
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DSV Domicile

image, working performance, community and motivation have been strengthened after the relocation.
Photo of Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital by White architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
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Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital

New frameworks and attitudes reduce the use of coercion at Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital.
Photo of South Habour School by JJW Architects. Photo credit: Torben Eskerod
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South Habour School

A school, a public, movement-promoting urban space and a cultural hub in South Habour, CPH.
Photo of Department of Food Science at KU SCIENCE by ZESO Architects & Rambøll. Photo credit: Jens Markus Lindhe 
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Department of Food Science at KU SCIENCE

Sustainability and energy optimisation are conscious choices in the design of the building.
Photo of Walk & Talk Circles by Zoffmannholm Landscape Architects
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Walk & Talk Circles

Denmark's first “Walk & Talk” landscape extends meeting and learning activities into the wild.
Photo of Green Lighthouse by Christensen & Co. Architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
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Green Lighthouse

Green Lighthouse has become a showcase for the future of sustainable public construction.
Photo of the Sunhouse by Christensen & Co Architects and Kragh & Berglund Landscape Architects. Photo credits: Adam Mørk
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The Sunhouse

At the Sunhouse, children are taught how to live in synergy with nature and the environment.
Photo of A.P. Møller School by C.F. Møller Architects. Photo credit: Paul Ib Henriksen.
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A.P. Møller School

When the architectural framework is of paramount importance for the well-being of pupils and teachers.
Photo of University of Southern Denmark – Campus Kolding by Henning Larsen Architects. Photo credit: Hufton Crow
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University of Southern Denmark – Campus Kolding

A campus that uses 20-25 % less energy than similar buildings.
Photo of DTU Skylab by JUUL | FROST Arkitekter. Photo credit: STAMERS KONTOR
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DTU Skylab

DTU Skylab stimulates increased innovation and entrepreneurship.
Photo of Marthagården by Lendager Group. Photo credit: STAMERS KONTOR.
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Where environment and sustainability are at stake, in both everyday activities and architecture.
Photo of Aller Media House by PLH Architects. Photo Credit: Kontraframe.
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Aller Media House

A building that has contributed to a new and strengthened narrative about the firm's identity.
Photo of Fredensborg School Vilhelmsro by Rubow Architects. Photo credit: Adam Mørk
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Fredensborg School Vilhelmsro

Fredensborg School Vilhelmsro is a strong role model for the future of climate-adapted school buildings.
Photo by DTU Compute by Christensen & Co. Architect. Photo credit: Adam Mørk.
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DTU Compute

DTU Compute works with green, sustainable solutions from top to bottom.
Photo of The House of Water by AART architects. Photo credit: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen.
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The House of Water

Successful branding of DANVA's environmentally sustainable values ​​and community-based knowledge foundation.
Photo of VUC Syd by AART Architects and ZENI Arkitekter. Photo Credit: Adam Mørk.
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The school has attracted more students and boosted their motivation to learn.