Award-winning school building with an innovative structure that makes the school and institutions a single entity
Tjørring School and Stjernen (‘The Star’) Day Care Centre form an innovative structure that merges the school and institutions into one. The new Tjørring School and Stjernen Day Care Centre provide a comprehensive provision for children: nursery, kindergarten, primary school and middle school. The building is a centre for playing and learning: not just in terms of the way the building is designed, but also very much in terms of the outdoor spaces and the surrounding countryside.
Tjørring School and Stjernen Day Care Centre represent an excellent example of how successfully to merge a school, a day care centre and the local community. The School has pupils from Year 0 to Year 6, and the Day Care Centre is an age-integrated institution with nursery, kindergarten, an after-school centre and a junior/youth club.
In 2013, Tjørring School was awarded Herning Town Council’s Building Prize for “an innovative school and day care complex” and, also in 2013, was nominated for the ‘Best Educational Building in the World’ award at the World Architecture Festival.
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Mikkel Wienberg, FRIIS & MOLTKE, on the different needs of the children at Tjørring School and Day Care Centre
Children are different and have very different needs - also when it comes to what type of environment best facilitates their learning and well-being. In this short glimpse from the film 'A Great School', Architect and Partner Mikkel Wienberg from FRIIS & MOLTKE reflects on how they've met these needs at Tjørring School and Day Care Centre.
Published by The Architecture Project Aptil 15th 2016.