Forest house - A sustainable institution of the future

Student thesis: Master programme thesis

  • Anne Sofie Yde Tudborg
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This thesis project revolves around a design of an integrated
institution placed in Dyrhaven in Skanderborg, which is a recreational
area containing large areas of forest and lakes.
The greatest and fastest learning we experience in childhood,
therefore, this period is a great starting point for the rest of our
lives.
This is why it’s important to put a big focus on the surroundings
and relationships that children are expose to already from the
beginning of their lives.
A large part of today’s institutions are older buildings whose
main purposes have not been childcare, and the outdated
conditions can have a negative impact on children’s development.
Therefore, it is important to make an effort to create the best
possible framework for children’s development in the institution
In addition, energy and sustainability are also an important issue
during this time, it is important to think about the planet that we
must pass on to the future generations; therefore this project strives
to create a new institution for today’s and future children.
Where there is focus on development, energy and sustainability.
The institution will form the framework for 140 children with in the
area of around 1700 m2.
Through the Integrated Design process, the project takes shape
and integrates various topics such as early childhood development,
the approach of Reggio Emilia and sustainability in relation
to energy.
The integrated institution aims for an energy frame of BR20
(low-energy), in addition, the project has a great focus on ensuring
good indoor climate conditions in relation to daylight,
acoustics and thermal and atmospheric indoor climate. The project
also works with integrating and using materials with one a low
CO2 imprint on the environment.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date22 May 2019
Number of pages148
ID: 304159644