|Extension to Waldorf School designed by Morten Schmidt|
|Wednesday, 03 June 2009 06:28|
schmidt hammer lassen architects has unveiled their new addition to The Rudolf Steiner School in Aarhus, Denmark. The innovative new building, which reflects an interdisciplinary approach to education, has been designed by the practiceâ€™s partner Morten Schmidt, a former student of the school.
The Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner founded the Waldorf schools in 1919. These institutions continue to emphasise the role of imagination within learning, integrating artistic, academic and practical elements of education. Morten Schmidt has created an eclectic and inspiring building that is indicative of this approach.
Discussing the completed project Morten Schmidt said:â€¨â€śWe have paid special attention to the quality of spaces in the new building. Integral to the design process was creating a varied learning environment in keeping with the principles of the Waldorf Schools, whilst also creating a comfortable, safe place for education.â€ť
The workshop wing designed by Morten Schmidt and completed in 2005
The new building responds architecturally to the schoolâ€™s workshop which was also designed by Morten Schmidt and completed in 2005. The new building is built with prefab elements made in Germany and assembled on location. The construction work took only five months
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 06:44|