The Scandinavians are at it again! First they create one of the world’s most beautiful cities with a beautiful waterfall and produce some of the most practical furniture. If there is anyone that knows how to design, it is the Scandinavians. And they aren’t through yet.
Now, they are going to kick some serious butt with an eco-friendly architecture structure that twill be used as Copenhagen International School. Yes, you read this right, C.F. Møller Architects, a recent transplant to Denmark, unveiled aspiring plans for a solar-powered building that will be located in Nordhavn, Copenhagen. The completion date for this epic structure is set for some time in 2017.
CIS (Copenhagen International School) will be the largest school in the city with 25,000-square-meters and will have 12,000 solar panels installed. The intended purpose of those solar panels is to supply more than half of the school’s anticipated electricity annually, which will have over 1,000 students and almost 300 employees.
The large building will be divided into 4 smaller towers that are interconnected that are anywhere from 5 to 7 stories tall. The school will be situated between Copenhagen’s central, urban area and the public waterfront. Everything that a “normal” school may have will be found on this green campus including a cafeteria, gymnasiums, a library and several performance spaces.
It is anticipated that the school’s 6,048-square-meter solar power grid will produce an 200 MWh per year. The school plans to incorporate “solar studies” into the curriculum offered there, which will allow students to track energy production data they can use in the math and physics classes. They will be learning what they are living.