SPACES FOR LEARNING - a boarding school

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Karina Svejgård Sørensen
  • Anja Lykke Vendelbo Jensen
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This thesis project treats the subject of learning environments at Danish boarding schools in an architectural and sustainable perspective. The integrated design process forms the base of the project in corporation with Vitruvius’ three principles of architecture: Structure, function and aesthetics which combined form great architecture.

The project is developed for a site by Limfjorden near the city of Nibe, Denmark. The site is situated in an undulating landscape on the top of a slope which ensures the users great views of the surroundings. The boarding school is specializing in sports, thus movement and exercise are used as generators in the design.

Our motivation for this master thesis has been to develop a new typology for boarding schools, as they often are located in old disused village schools. By choosing to build new there is a greater possibility to organize the functions, ensure a fluent flow between them and to create a building with an inviting atmosphere that supports the personal development of the individual student.
Publication date25 May 2016
Number of pages137
ID: 234046603