Break ground of The New School in Sundby by Henning Larsen

New School in Sundby

The New School in Sundby, the largest construction project in Guldborgsund Municipality’s history, will be a milestone achievement for both sustainability and educational ambition in Denmark. The ground-breaking ceremony for the New School in Sundby, located in Denmark’s Lolland-Falster region, marked the launch of a historic project for Danish sustainable school construction.

The chairman of the Children, Family, and Education Committee of Guldborgsund Municipality, Simon Hansen, was joined by two students from Sundskolen to take the project’s first shovel to the ground. “We have made a conscious, political choice to invest in sustainable construction, and our new school gets one of the finest quality stamps with the Nordic Ecolabel,” said Hansen at the ceremony.

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.

Located on the edge of the city, the design takes advantage of the school’s proximity to nature and aims to bring the outdoors – and an active, outdoor attitude, in. The school itself blends with the land, it’s sloped roof touching down to the ground level facilitate public access at all hours. 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. Source by Henning Larsen.

  • Location: Guldborgsund, Denmark
  • Architect: Henning Larsen
  • Partner: SKALA Architects, ETN Architects, MOE, Autens, BO-HUS
  • Year: 2021
  • Images: Courtesy of Henning Larsen

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