The School by the Sound
Elgaard Architecture and Niras carried out feasibility studies on buildings and outdoor areas at the School by the Sound prior to the full refurbishment. The aim of the restoration was interior and exterior refurbishment, energy and climatic modification, optimisation of indoor climate and accessibility as well as modernisation.
In addition to the full refurbishment, Elgaard Architecture drew up a conceptual outline for the proposal “Future Leisure Activities” and for the City of Copenhagen’s school meals scheme (EAT), both at the School by the Sound.
Feasibility studies in connection with full refurbishment; lead consultancy
City of Copenhagen
Niras, GHB Landskab
Samosvej 50, 2300 Copenhagen S
A School with Outdoor Access
The School by the Sound was built in 1938 as a primary school with an adjacent open-air school for delicate children. The school is regarded as architect Kaj Gottlob’s (1887-1976) pièce de résistance and was listed in 1990. The political ambition behind the schools was to give Copenhagen children access to schooling in light and healthy premises and to outdoor amenities during their breaks. The inspiration for the Open-air School came from France, and its purpose was to cater for delicate children who required special mental or nutritional care alongside their schooling.