Moller instills new life in one of the oldest school of Denmark
The school Sølvgade listed, built in 1847, close to the famous story of King Christian IV Marine barracks, Nyboder, in Copenhagen, has for many years because local error and modern facilities. V. F. Møller has been carefully renovated, in the school and is in the form of an extension, and colors, applies only in the vicinity, but also adds a modern twist to the school.
“The idea was to create a building, the language of children – colourful and musical talks.” At the same time correspond to the building and integration into the historic environment “, explains architect lone Wiggers partner.”
Sølvgade school is surrounded by historical buildings and have Kongens called parks such as Nyboder, Rosenborg Castle and its gardens. Which is located near residential complex, modernist Dronningegården (1943-58) by architects c. f. Møller and Kay Fisker.
A vibrant, modern turn
The new building of six floors with a facade of glass, Sølvgade beat school is a vibrant, modern twist, but with its inclined shapes and colours for the pastel colors of Nyboder, it is also the historic environment.
Inside, floorplan layout walls are steep turns and angle and color continues to connect color scheme inside and out, creating a challenging and dynamic learning environment.
Minimum use of energy and the optimal indoor climate
Honored with the time acquire passive solar methods and stack effect, school Sølvgade in Copenhagen, the Denmark improved the new technology. Avoid the pollution of the streets, the fresh air created and warmed up from the back of the building. The double glass facade full movement, evacuation of the air on the road with a natural chimney effect. Ventilation, optimum indoor climate significantly for a learning environment, these double glazed Windows create used triple duty that it dampens noise from the street and is used as a sunscreen. These and other methods use, used the building an impressive low 68 kwh/m2/year.
There is a good neighbor in every school. In the light, the light for the building surrounded not only his own needs in natural light that keeps building. These considerations expands through the rest of the form. While maintaining its modern sensations, the building borrows the references the historic environment, colors, and proportions. The structure complies with existing models to establish a connection with one side of Gables historic building facades over the block change.
Information about the project:
School for the Sølvgade
Address: Sølvgade 16, 1307 Copenhagen K
Size: 4500 m2 (renovations 2100 m2, new build 2400 m2)
Client: The city of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Ejendomme
Architect: C. F. Møller architects
Landscape: Architects c. F. Møller
Engineers: Esbensen Rådgivende Ingeniører and lazy Møller
Prize: 1st prize in the 2005 competition