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.
Vestegnen HF & VUC
An adult-education learning environment sets the scene for a joint upper-secondary school in Rødovre.
The largest educational institution on the Faroe Islands makes it attractive to stay on the island.
Kalvebod Fælled School
Kalvebod Fælled School is a public school with a profile in sports and movement.
Campus Bornholm in Rønne will secure the island going forward by to combine the education into one.
A special relationship with nature and a focus on ‘zones’ have resulted in a flexible learning environment.
At Frederiksbjerg School, movement and motor skills are an integral part of students' daily lives.
Copenhagen International School
In Nordhavn, the school's students are being educated for a global future with a focus on sustainability.
image, working performance, community and motivation have been strengthened after the relocation.
Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital
New frameworks and attitudes reduce the use of coercion at Aabenraa Psychiatric Hospital.
South Habour School
A school, a public, movement-promoting urban space and a cultural hub in South Habour, CPH.
Department of Food Science at KU SCIENCE
Sustainability and energy optimisation are conscious choices in the design of the building.
Walk & Talk Circles
Denmark's first “Walk & Talk” landscape extends meeting and learning activities into the wild.
Green Lighthouse has become a showcase for the future of sustainable public construction.
At the Sunhouse, children are taught how to live in synergy with nature and the environment.
A.P. Møller School
When the architectural framework is of paramount importance for the well-being of pupils and teachers.
University of Southern Denmark – Campus Kolding
A campus that uses 20-25 % less energy than similar buildings.
Where environment and sustainability are at stake, in both everyday activities and architecture.
Aller Media House
A building that has contributed to a new and strengthened narrative about the firm's identity.
Fredensborg School Vilhelmsro
Fredensborg School Vilhelmsro is a strong role model for the future of climate-adapted school buildings.
The House of Water
Successful branding of DANVA's environmentally sustainable values and community-based knowledge foundation.