The Garden School in the dense city of Aarhus

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Dovile Puraite
  • Tina Bredgaard
  • Ausrine Bredulyte
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This project deals with the task of designing a new public school in the
district of Frederiksbjerg, Aarhus. The new school will replace the current
school of N.J Fjordsgade which no longer fits the growing number of pupils
and changing educational needs.
The architectonical expression states firmly that the new design is a place for
children. Playful facades, softly curved walls as well as a variety of outdoor
activities and greenery make the new school a children friendly area that
appeals to a synergy of play, learning and movement.
Based on good daylight conditions, comfortable temperatures and healthy
ventilation strategies a healthy indoor climate is integrated into the design
to ensure effective learning conditions for the children.
Not only the pupils and teachers benefit from the new school, so do the
residents of the area as well. Some of the functions, such as a skatepark,
a canteen/cafe or a sports center, can be used by the residents and guests
of Frederiksbjerg,
Publication date31 May 2011
Number of pages176


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