The aim of the project was to inspire school leaders to rethink the design and lay-out of their schools, yielding new and innovative opportunities to integrate pedagogy and space. The project produced an inspirational catalogue, presenting more than 25 forward-looking and cost-effective examples of how to reflect and integrate different pedagogies in the lay-out and design of existing school buildings. The case covers the design, construction, refurbishment, equipment and operation of a broad range of education establishments.
The background for the catalogue were 30 case studies carried out by teams of architects, construction consultants and school experts, effectively combining our in-house expertise in designing non-residential buildings with our deep sector insight in the Danish public school system.
Providing more for less
An often mentioned challenge within the field of education is to provide cost-effective solutions to the often changing and dynamic demands of the public school system. Designing and refurbishing schools is no exception. The schools included in the catalogue were selected based on their ability to combine cutting-edge ideas with cost-effective solutions, presenting best-practice in reinventing and revitalising school space. The catalogue emphasised several themes, including flexibility for space and learning, sustainable design, and the integration of IT in the classroom.