Vestegnen HF & VUC offers education for teenagers and adults. One of their locations is in Rødovre, a town just west of Copenhagen. Here, H+ Architects have designed a learning environment for Vestegnen that embraces openness and light, along with sustainability and innovative concepts in adult education. The building, together with the neighbouring city hall, library and cultural centre, is also part of a recent municipal plan to increase density in the area and form a vibrant city centre.
Located on a corner site with great exposure, the building harvests natural light as a tool in creating an inviting and dynamic place of education. The large glass panes and a central atrium allow daylight to flood the interior spaces.
Aluminium slats on your facade
The exterior façade is made of grey and golden aluminium slats against a backdrop of coloured rectangles. The aluminium slats are mounted on Rockpanel Colours boards and screw fixed at staggered distances vertically and horizontally, partially running over the glazed sections in some instances. The coloured boards, in shades of off-white, sand yellow and a pastel turquoise (RAL 9010, RAL 1002 and RAL 6034 respectively), strengthen the depth created by the aluminium slats, resulting in a 3-dimensional appearance that subtly shifts in colour and expression depending upon the time of day, atmospheric conditions and angle of view.