Ground Broken for Swan Ecolabel School in Sundby in Denmark
Ground-breaking ceremony for the New School in Sundby, located in Denmark’s South Zealand region, marked the launch of a historic project for
Ground-breaking ceremony for the New School in Sundby, located in Denmark’s South Zealand region, marked the launch of a historic project for Danish sustainable school construction. The primary school will be Denmark’s first to be awarded the Nordic Ecolabel, the region’s official sustainability certification according to a range of parameters for energy consumption, indoor climate, chemical exposure, and sustainable material use. Henning Larsen joins SKALA Architects, ETN Architects, MOE, and Autens on a team led by BO-HUS.
The project set out with ambitious goals for not only sustainability parameters, but its potential for local learning and community engagement. The school is designed to meet the UN World Language School requirements for teaching facilities that support the UN Sustainable Development goals through both physical design and teaching curriculum. In addition to creating robust classroom spaces, particular attention was paid to spaces outside the traditional learning environment.
The school is expected to open at the end of summer 2022 for approximately 580 students up to grade 9 and is eagerly anticipated in the Sundby community.