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Located in an existing campus cluster of educational buildings, the approximately 50,000 square foot Herningsholm Vocational School is designed as a standalone structure that brings together three building volumes beneath a sloping green roof. C.F. Møller Landscape, the firm’s in-house landscape architecture division, also created three outdoor learning spaces that include the Plaza, a major gathering space with rainwater infiltration and retention systems; the study garden, a quiet and meditative green space; and a front garden, a semi-public area that can be directly accessed from the ground floor classrooms.

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To create a flexible learning environment, the interior spaces feature mobile furnishings that can easily transform the size and function of a classroom. The classrooms are centered on a unifying common space that offers typical amenities such as study corners and a student café as well as adjustable furnishings for flexible spatial use. Outside, the building facade comprises massive pre-fabricated fiber cement panels punctuated by large glazed openings for natural daylighting as well as tall bronze-anondized aluminum shutters that add warmth to the composition. The Herningsholm Vocational School is slated for completion in summer 2016.

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