International School Ikast-Brande \ C.F. Møller Architects

• October 31, 2013

ISIB 02 Photographer Martin Schubert 600x400 International School Ikast Brande \ C.F. Møller Architects

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The international school in Ikast-Brande (ISIB) has inaugurated a new 2,600 m2 building, which includes a school, after-school and kindergarten. C.F. Møller has designed the complex like a small town with individual volumes located around a square and winding streets.

ISIB 15 Photographer Martin Schubert 600x400 International School Ikast Brande \ C.F. Møller Architects

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ISIB 08 Photographer Martin Schubert 600x400 International School Ikast Brande \ C.F. Møller Architects

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The international school, which only teaches in English, is so popular that it has now been expanded with new facilities. 130 students are ready for the new school year at the International School, which with the new building can accommodate up to 200 students.

ISIB 10 Photographer Martin Schubert 600x637 International School Ikast Brande \ C.F. Møller Architects

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Inside the two-storey building of light brickwork, there are omnipresent views to the green landscape and a pleasant natural light influx, creating a bright and friendly environment for the children and staff. The window openings are placed in a pixelated and lively pat-tern that allows natural light deep into the rooms – and opens the views for big and small alike.

ISIB 16 Photographer Julian Weyer 600x450 International School Ikast Brande \ C.F. Møller Architects

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Centrally located in the school complex is a long superstructure with a curved form. The superstructure contains ventilation systems and skylights, and is clad in translucent fa-cade panels and double-glazed windows, respectively. The curved form is continued in the sinuous balconies framing the central “square”, which acts as a multi-purpose space for drama, music, dining and lectures as well as the main social space of the school.

The new school is located as an addition to an existing educational complex. The sur-rounding park-like landscape is partially designed as shady woodlands, with embedded playgrounds and playing fields, and a smaller screened area for the kindergarten.

ISIB 14 Photographer Martin Schubert 600x400 International School Ikast Brande \ C.F. Møller Architects

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+ Project facts

International School Ikast-Brande

Client: ISIB Ejendomsselskab A/S
Address: Ikast, Denmark
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape architect: C.F. Møller Landscape
Engineer: Midtconsult
Contractor: KPC
Size: 2600 m2
Year: 2012-2013

+ All images and drawings courtesy C.F. Møller Architects

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Category: Architecture, Education

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