Farming Knowledge: A New Architecture for the Danish Public School

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Patrick Ronge Vinther
  • Nikolaj Nedergaard Olesen
4. term, Architecture (cand.scient.techn), Master (Master Programme)
This report is a product of a long master’s thesis at the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University. The report consists of a theoretical part followed by a design part that in unity seek to answer, if architecture can enhance children’s learning ability by creating a physical tactile setting of modern pedagogical methods and urban farming.

The theoretical part investigates three main themes; the learning space within the public school, experiencing architecture through senses and urban farming as a tendency that acts as the mediator between these two themes. The theoretical work is translated into design parameters, which are implemented in a design proposal for a new public school situated in Aalborg on the former grounds for the industrial landmark of Spritfabrikken. With its intended future role as a mixed-use area with housing and culture, Spritfabrikken holds a rather expressive character for the city’s transformation in recent years from a city of industry to a city of knowledge and culture, and this project - including a design proposal for a public school - seeks to create a physical manifestation of this story.

By implementing the qualities derived from urban farming, the project seeks to create a learning space that through a closer contact and activation of nature is able to farm knowledge in an architectural space where focus on materiality and tactility is essential.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date4 Jun 2014
Number of pages216
ID: 197838286