Ry School and Daycare Center. C.F. Møller

Ry School and Daycare Center

In the new school and daycare center in Ry, the building is an active participant, where a daily life in motion unfolds for both children, students, and adults.
 Ry School and Daycare Center. C.F. Møller


Skanderborg Municipality


Ry, Denmark


7,960 m2



Client consultant







C.F. Møller Architects


C.F. Møller Architects

  • 1.præmie. 2024

The building is constructed on two levels, cascading down towards the arrival from the south. The daycare center and the school's primary functions are organized in easily readable volumes, which are interconnected on both the ground floor and the first floor by the double-height common square.

The common square serves as the heart of the school, supplemented by smaller gathering places in the double clusters and the daycare center. The outward-facing common functions, which can also be used outside of the school's opening hours, are oriented towards the common square, thus becoming a place where activity from the adjacent functions can spill out.

A Diverse Community in Motion

The building is located near the local leisure center, Ry-hallerne, thus harnessing the potential for synergy by placing a school and daycare center in close proximity to an active environment centered around movement and health. This synergy is tied together in the concept of "pearls on a string." The pearls are the functions in the project that can be used by both the school, the daycare center, and the local community outside of school hours, such as cooking facilities, music rooms, and meeting facilities. The string refers to the physical connection from the arrival square in the south to the Ry-hallerne in the north. Activities are both connected to the school's common square and extend outside with a connection to Ry-hallerne through a passage where the functions of the school and Ry-hallerne are extended, making the passage active.

Great emphasis has been placed on climate and sustainability, and the project aims to minimize the school's carbon footprint to below 9.0 kg CO2/m2 per year. There is a focus on a column-and-beam solution with lightweight, wood-based facades.

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