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Henning Larsen breaks ground on sustainable primary school in Denmark

The project will be the country’s first Ecolabel primary school.

May 17, 2021 |
New School Sundby exterior

Renderings courtesy Henning Larsen

The New School in Sundby, set to become Denmark’s first Ecolabel primary school, has broken ground in the Lolland-Falster region. The project has ambitious goals for both sustainability parameters as well as local learning and community engagement.

With an aesthetic that would be at home in The Shire, the design of the school blends with the land with its sloped roof touching down to the ground level. The design takes advantage of the school’s proximity to nature and hill bring the outdoors, and an active, outdoor attitude, inside. The school will have a variety of flexible spaces, both inside and out, that will become a tool for new ways of learning and working.


The New School in Sundby


The New School in Sundby will be the first Nordic Swan Ecolabel Primary School in Denmark. The Nordic Ecolabel is the region’s official sustainability certification based on a range of parameters for energy consumption, indoor climate, chemical exposure, and sustainable material use.

The school will officially open its doors to approximately 580 students up to grade nine and 100 staff at the end of summer 2022. Henning Larsen is partners on the project with SKALA Architects, ETN Architects, MOE, and Autens on a team led by BO-HUS.


New School Sundby interior

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