A new Swan-ecolabelled school in the town of Sundby in the Municipality of Guldborgsund represents a milestone event. Once completed, the building will provide a dynamic educational space for pupils and a venue for the entire local community.
SUNDskolen will be the first school in Denmark to be Swanecolabelled. A holistic approach has been used to meet the Swan ecolabel requirements.
Sustainable materials will help ensure the best learning environment for the school’s 580 pupils (from grade 0 to 9 incl. pupils with physical or mental disabilities). The building is also designed for maximum flexibility, so capacity can be adjusted according to needs, while alternative spaces such as learning staircases, alcoves and group rooms will also be fully utilised.
The school’s natural surroundings have also been incorporated as open-air facilities for teaching and playing and for environmental initiatives such as water drainage to rain gardens, roadside verges and lakes.
In addition to the sustainable choices, the school building also incorporates the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in everything from indoor climate to education.
“We have a vision of being Denmark’s education and learning municipality, and we practice what we preach. This school building is a specific example of our practical approach. Our pupils are given the best setting for learning and development, and our teaching methods will be based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals so that our children and young people receive important insight into the development of society.”
Chairman of the committee for children, family and education,
Municipality of Guldborgsund
The construction work is financed through KommuneKredit in the form of property leasing.
Borrower: Guldborgsund Kommune
Loan purpose: Building of a Swan-ecolabelled school