Opening the building of the CIS Nordhavn Campus
On Tuesday June 2 the school of the future with a unique solar panel facade was presented in Nordhavn. The new CIS Campus combines modern architecture with sustainability, IB pedagogy and age-appropriate design for students aged 3 to 19. The school is expected to open in January 2017 with a capacity of 1,200 students.
The building will be covered with 12,000 solar panels which will provide at least half of the school's annual electricity consumption. The solar panels will cover a total area of 6,048 square meters, making it one of Denmark's biggest solar panel plants integrated into a building. The panels are estimated to produce around 300 MWh per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of approximately 70 single-family homes.
In addition to contributing to the school's green profile, the solar cells also form a permanent part of the school’s educational programs so that students can follow energy production and use data in e.g. physics and mathematics.
The purpose of the solar cells is both to ensure sustainable energy consumption and give students some good environmental habits and an awareness of renewable energy.
"We are proud that with the construction of the new school we can integrate innovative architecture into our teaching principles. The goal of the school is to enhance students' competences in an international environment so that they become responsible citizens of the world with a focus on sustainability", says Brit van Ooijen, Chairman of the Board of Copenhagen International School.
The 25,000-square-meter school building is Copenhagen's biggest school and it is going to accommodate 1,200 students and 280 employees. The school will be ready in January 2017.
"We are really excited to show the construction of the new campus to the public. It's a great experience to help create a whole new area here in Nordhavn, where the school will be a central focal point. The School is in itself so unique and attractive that we hope to inspire other educational institutions both in Denmark and abroad," said Chairman of the Property Fund Copenhagen International School, John Bo Jacobsen.
At the event, the Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen unveiled the facade of what has been dubbed Denmark's most innovative school. "Copenhagen wants to become a world-class city of education, business and commerce. In order to achieve that ambitious goal we need to be able to offer an international school which can live up to the standards we know from other international schools around the world. Copenhagen International School will undoubtedly help to attract highly educated foreign experts and business leaders to Copenhagen, because we can now offer a strong international community with a clear, sustainable profile in and around Copenhagen International School,” said Mayor Frank Jensen.
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