Did you know that well-designed classrooms have a significant influence on academic performance? Studies have found that improved physical characteristics of classrooms can boost the learning outcomes of students.
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The planning phase
- Construction began in July 2013 and was completed in February 2014
- The school re-opened 7th March 2014
- The construction group included architects RUBOW Arkitekter, contractors Skou Gruppen A/S and representatives of VELUX Danmark A/S
- Leading the project was Susanne Hansen of RUBOW Arkitekter
- The installation was led by Roland Hansen of Skou Gruppen A/S
The product solution
- 6 rows of VELUX Modular Skylights in northlight configuration
- 85 fixed modules of 900 mm x 1200 mm
- 12 venting modules of 900 mm x 1200 mm
- 58° roof pitch
- The VELUX Modular Skylights are fitted with rain and wind sensors and can be operated via remote control or wall mounted switches
Hessenwald School in Weiterstadt, Germany, is an example of energy-efficient, contemporary architecture that offers a new teaching and pedagogical model. At the centre of both model and building stands a well-lit and well-ventilated three-storey atrium.
While stimulation, colour and visual complexity are important to creating a vibrant learning environment in classrooms, what is the healthy balance between under-stimulation and over-stimulation?