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24 February 2011

BIG architects: vilhelmsro primary school



'vilhelmsro primary school' by BIG architects in asminderoed, denmark
all images courtesy BIG architects



copenhagen-based BIG architects have unveiled their design of 'vilhelmsro primary school',
an academic facility which focuses their curriculum on nature and sustainability in
asminderoed, denmark. taking the undulating hillside of the site as a point of departure,
the design features a series of bands which pleat and crisscross to merge with the surrounding topography.





rendered view of courtyard space



the oscillating roofline is experienced from both the inside and the outside.
outdoor green terraces and courtyard spaces are generated in between buildings.
though all one-storey, the alternating peaks and ceiling heights allow natural daylight
to stream into every class room.  the sod makeup facilitates passive energy measures
such as mitigating heat island effect, acting as thermal mass and evaporative cooling qualities.
rain water runoff is reduced, collected and stored for non-potable usage.
cross-ventilation is also encouraged through operable windows and overlapping openings.



interior of classroom



pleating element translated on the interior



floor to ceiling glazing with operable components



no facade to neighborhood



landscape roof



view to landscape







sustainable properties of green roof
(clockwise from top left) mitigating heat island effect, thermal mass, evaporative cooling, water runoff reduction & storage




(left) day light access
(right) ventilation

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