Erlev School / Arkitema

Erlev School / Arkitema

Erlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography, StairsErlev School / Arkitema - Exterior Photography, FacadeErlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography, Stairs, FacadeErlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography, Facade, BeamErlev School / Arkitema - More Images+ 18

Haderslev, Denmark
  • Architects: Arkitema
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  5800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Niels Nygaard
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Kastrup vinduer, Keflico, Profile
  • Lead Architect : Mads Ellemose Sørensen
  • Creative Leader : Pernille Svendsen
  • Project Design : Mads Vallentin, Troels Voer Hørup, Thomas Latter
  • Technical Oversight : Lars Rued Davidsen, Per Asmussen
  • Concept Development : Anna Kathrine Bisgaard Sørensen, Mette Baarup, Anders Ogstrup, Mikkel Mikkelsen Printz, Ann Schou Bentzen, Casper Hestbech
  • City : Haderslev
  • Country : Denmark
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Erlev School / Arkitema - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Niels Nygaard
Erlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography, Facade, Column
© Niels Nygaard

Text description provided by the architects. Erlev School is a pioneering project with strong ambitions for the Danish city of Haderslev. It is the first “new-generation” timber school located in Denmark and one of the very first of its kind in Scandinavia. In August 2021, the school won the national award "Best School Building of the Year 2021".

Erlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography, Stairs, Facade
© Niels Nygaard

Erlev school is, in many ways, unique in its appearance. From the start, the project focused on achieving a high level of social, economic, and environmental sustainability. The City of Haderslev had a clear ambition to push the boundaries of traditional school architecture. This inspired the architects to create a project where design, construction, and materials were experimented with in new ways.

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Plan - Ground floor

A forward-thinking approach consistently shapes the interior design, with simple open geometries that encourage curiosity and creativity. The school strives to be a "learning universe" of atypical learning spaces and activity zones that support activity-based education. Through well-thought architecture, the facilities support and enhance innovative ways to acquire new competencies. Furthermore, the school is characterized by a range of room typologies having different sizes and functionalities; from large common rooms to traditional classrooms, smaller educational spaces, and niches.

Erlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography, Stairs
© Niels Nygaard

The load-bearing structure of the school is made of cross-laminated timber (CLT), a material that creates a visually attractive building and emphasizes environmental values. Through timber, the sensory experience becomes stronger; the scent, feeling, and sound of this material create an environment that comes alive through warm and visually interesting surfaces. 

Erlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Chair, Windows
© Niels Nygaard
Erlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography, Table, Shelving, Chair, Beam
© Niels Nygaard

On the outside, a classic schoolyard has been replaced by new design solutions; sheltered green areas provide opportunities for leisure and teaching. These outdoor spaces are also meant for pupils and locals that wish to use the facilities in their spare time.

Erlev School / Arkitema - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Niels Nygaard
Erlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography, Facade, Beam
© Niels Nygaard

When the school was awarded 'Best School Building of the Year 2021', the jury stated: "This is an inspiring project, where architecture and functionality go hand in hand. It is very easy to navigate through the different spaces, thanks to a convincing spatial organization and the use of materials. Even considering the high-quality level of the other competition entries, this project is the most convincing; there is a great connection between the educational values of the school and the physical environment that has been created."

Erlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography
© Niels Nygaard

The school and adjacent premises have an area of around 5.800 square meters, serving 500 pupils in the municipality of Haderslev.

Erlev School / Arkitema - Interior Photography, Table, Lighting
© Niels Nygaard

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Address:Gl. Hørregårdsvej, DK-6100 Haderslev, Denmark

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Cite: "Erlev School / Arkitema" 29 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/971052/erlev-school-arkitema> ISSN 0719-8884

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