The Heart in Ikast

 The Heart in Ikast. C.F. Møller. Photo: C.F. Møller Architects

Client

International School Ikast-Brande
Realdania

Address

Ikast, Denmark

Size

3800 m²

Year

2015-2018

‘The Heart’ in Ikast is a new meeting point centred round culture and communication. ‘The Heart’ combines education, activities, community, exercise and recreational pursuits in new ways.

The first step of the Ikast-Brande Municipal Council's visionary plan Vision Vestergade is now taken with the new ‘heart’ of Ikast that is a major expansion of the International School Ikast-Brande. The expansion will be a meeting point where relationships between various societal and age groups can be formed and maintained. The buildings and outdoor areas are created to promote inclusive and integrative social and cultural meetings and gatherings.

The expansion has sports halls with multi-functional and educational facilities, economic work opportunities including, for example cafés and office facilities. The project will make the educational facilities at the school even better, and at the same time create a new meeting point centred round an area of fast growth in Ikast. The ‘heart’ will be surrounded by a band of activities with a rich multitude for the community, exercise and recreational pursuits.

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Team

Construction

KPC

Engineering

Ingeniør'ne

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Collaborators, other

Cubo, Vision Vestergade

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Low energy windows

Rainwater harvesting

Prefabricated components

Flexibility

Low-energy standard (2015)

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