Making the most of the circumstances
The old textile factory-turned-school was showing considerable signs of age. The roof was leaking and energy consumption from heating the building had quite literally gone through the roof.
Demolition was never an option as it would be too expensive, and in any case, these iconic buildings are listed for preservation. So instead, the school decided on a renovation project to modernize the building while improving the school's indoor climate with more daylight, fresh air and better temperature control.
It didn't take long for the architects to look towards the sky in achieving the school's vision, as the iconic sawtooth roof with its dark-painted northlight glass was a perfect opportunity to fill two needs with one deed.
Comfortable temperatures and CO2 levels throughout the year
In a seasonal climate like Denmark’s, securing a comfortable indoor climate can be tricky. Not enough windows and other venting options means temperatures can spike in the summer, while a lack of ventilation can mean elevated CO2 levels and poor indoor air quality all year round.