To support this didactic mindset and perspectives on learning, the architecture was designed as a series of simple and open geometries – a stringent grid of columns, where each part is designed to have different elements together with users in a co-creation process.
A new school with a forward-thinking perspective
- Haderslev Kommune
- Sloth Møller
- Gl. Herregårdsvej, Haderslev
- 2017 - 2021
- 5.800 m²
- Danish School Building of the Year 2021, Finalist World Architecture festival 2022, Citation Award at Wood Design & Building Awards
The school is characterised by a range of room types, which support activity-based education. Large common rooms, traditional classrooms, smaller educational rooms and small niches. Rooms where the teacher acts as a coach that kicks off and inspires, rather than as a lecturer. The school consists of small universes with year clusters, each one characterised by age-appropriate layout and visual appearance.
The landscape around the school serves as a large, unbroken, supporting learning landscape. All around the school, covered areas provide shelter for outdoor stays and can be used for teaching outside.
The school also opens towards the local community and constitutes an attraction or destination on a planned recreational route through Haderslev. Boasting path systems and playground equipment, the outdoor areas can also be used in leisure hours, and the large hall will also be used in the evening.
The project ranks high in terms of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Erlev School is a timber structure and will be one of the first ‘new-generation’ timber schools in Denmark.
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