Daniel Blaustein-Rejto

Green-Roofed Sydhavn School Will Terrace Elegantly Down to Copenhagen's Harbor

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JWW Arkitekter, Sydhavn Skole, Sluseholmen, Copenhagen, Green Roof, School, Rooftop Garden, Harbor Building, Green Building, Sustainable, Low Energy Class 2015

Facing land, the school echoes the mass and scale of the surrounding Sluseholmen neighborhood with a 4-6 story block-like façade.  This is made from materials that create a different aesthetic depending on the viewer’s position and the time of day.

The interior also mimics the character of the city; it is laid out as a dense community of houses, workshops, shops, streets and open spaces. Science classrooms for biology, physics, and technology will be arranged centrally around an internal square.

The school and sports center are intended to double as a community center for the residents of Sluseholmen. In fact, there will be a space for parents to grab coffee together before biking their children home, and the school kitchen opens up onto a sunny terrace envisioned as a meeting point.

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  1. XenoSilvano June 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    That stair way looks a little dangerous.

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