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Denmark school takes sustainability seriously
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 6, 2017 12:01AM

Once again, the Scandinavians are ahead of the sustainability game, this time with the design for Denmark’s Copenhagen International School in Nordhavn harbor by C.F. Møller Architects, reports ( A photo of the school by Adam Mørk is shown.

The school’s exterior is covered with 12,000 solar panels which beam in natural light and are expected to produce more than half the electricity the building needs. No small feat for the almost 280,000 square foot interior, made up of four towers, each one several stories high.

The new school also features a rainwater collection system, LED lighting, and a “green” roof. And, for visual effect, the solar panels are individually angled, to “resemble sequins” the architectural firm says.

It’s almost enough to make you want to go back to school.


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