The A.P. Møller School

 The A.P. Møller School. C.F. Møller. Photo: Poul Ib Henriksen

Client

The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation

Address

Schleswig, Germany

Size

15000 m²

Year

2006-2008 (follow-up and part deliveries 2009-2012)

The A.P. Møller School is a new Danish co-educational school for the Danish School Association of Southern Schleswig. The school includes students up through the final year of upper secondary school. The school is situated at a scenic site in Schleswig and has been designed on the basis of a clear and simple fundamental concept.

The building is structured around two large, central spatial elements, one containing common areas with a canteen, reception hall and knowledge centre on three storeys, and the other being a larger sports and multi-purpose hall with three arenas. A large, sloping copper roof connects these two spatial elements, with the masonry being built with yellow bricks. The school’s physical location and design take a point of departure in the site’s interaction with the town of Schleswig and Slien Fjord, as well as in the desire to create timeless architecture.

By grouping the traditional classrooms around the assembly hall and the common functions, a simple basis has been created for daily freedom of choice in the form of teaching, as well as a high degree of interdisciplinary co-operation between the various subject groups. Not only the classrooms, but also the entire school provides a teaching environment for individual work, group work and plenary sessions.

The school's interior openness and organisation provides a starting-point for modern, democratic teaching in a varied educational environment.

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Team

Client consultant

Maersk Construction (project and construction management)

Engineering

Rambøll A/S

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

Kessler & Krämer Landschaftsarchitekten

Artist

Olafur Eliasson

Awards

  • RIBA Award. 2010
  • Worldwide Brick Award. 2010
  • Finalist for the BDA Architecture Award Große Nike. 2009

Energy and sustainability

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Passive solar design

Energy efficient design

Low energy windows

Prefabricated components

Flexibility

Healthy building

Noise minimization

Natural ventilation

References

  • 2015 Hstern, #163, p.15
  • 2014 FORM, #5 2014, p. 84
  • 2014 Schulbau #2, p.10-12
  • 2014 Schulbauten, Handbuch und Planungshilfe, p. 214-223
  • 2013 ZUR FACE Maga Zine, p. 6-9
  • 2013 der architekt #1, p. 61-69
  • 2012 LIGHT, Projekt Produkt, Louis Poulsen, p. 12-15 + 45
  • 2012 Architecture Technique, p. 148-157
  • 2012 Bauwelt #48 2012, p. 2
  • 2012 AT Architecture Technique, #2, p. 148
  • 2010 Arkitekten, #. 7, p. 57
  • 2010 TEGL dec. 2010, p. 28-29
  • 2010 Hamburg macht Schule #2 Architektur für pädagogische Visionen. Interview with Julian Weyer
  • 2010 Interior Public space #12 p. 134-141
  • 2010 Omni #6: Educational Facilities (Archiworld)
  • 2010 Skjulte skatte i grænselandet, p. 252-254
  • 2009 Arkitektur DK #4, p. 64-69
  • 2009 AIT #5, p. 90-97
  • 2009 Geowissen #44, p. 72-73
  • 2009 Monocle #26, p. 101-103
  • 2009 Architektur HAMBURG 2009
  • 2009 Rockfon: Making the Difference, p. 2-12
  • 2009 Rockfon: The School Book, p. 31, 33, 34, 37, 39
  • 2008 Byggeplads.dk #5, p. 44-47
  • 2008 Petersen Tegl, efterår 2008, p. 6-7
  • 2006 Byggeri #6, p. 34

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