Designed by CF Moller Architects, the Copenhagen International School will feature some 12,000 solar glass panels, representing the world's largest solar glass facade.

12,000 coloured solar glass panels - each individually angled to create a sequin-like effect - for the Copenhagen International School will be supplied by a Dubai company Emirates Insolaire, which is already working on other projects, further developing the idea of integrating solar power technology directly into windows. 

According to the company, once the panels are in place, they will cover a total area of 6,048 square meters and create one of the largest photovoltaic (PV) facades in the entire world. Moreover, the panels - integrated directly into building structures - will be able to produce approximately 300 megawatt hours per year, meaning they will supply more than half of electricity, required to run the school.

Located on a prominent site in Copenhagen's new Nordhavn district, the CIS Nordhavn school will sit on 25,000 m², making it the largest Danish school, with room for 1,200 students. The school will connect the school premises with the public sphere in the urban environment, with a promenade outside the school dubbing as an urban port-side space for relaxation and leisure activities. According to the architects, the main building will consist of four smaller towers, "each specially adapted to meet the needs of children at different stages of development." The school premises will also include a foyer, sports facilities, a canteen, library and performance facilities.

March 17, 2016 Living photo: C.F.Moeller

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