Danish commercial, institutional and plant construction company BAM Danmark has been assigned to work on the new European School in Carlsberg City District in Copenhagen. The team includes the drawing offices Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and Nord Architects Copenhagen, along with the consulting engineers EKJ.
The turn of the first sod is scheduled for 2016 and the European School will be completed in 2018. The school will seat 900 students and thereby meet the need for international school spaces in Copenhagen. The thriving capital city had been on top of the wish lists for a new European School for some time, with politicians and the business industry in Copenhagen backing the project for its ability to attract highly qualified international labour.
“The European School will give Copenhagen an even stronger international identity. The European School will help securing a dynamic international environment, not just in Carlsberg City District, but in all of Copenhagen and Greater Copenhagen,” said Frank Jensen, lord mayor of Copenhagen.
Pia Allerslev, mayor of The Children and Youth Administration in the city of Copenhagen said: “We need international school spaces in Copenhagen. When the European School is completed we have seats for 900 new students and because of that we are able to increase our chances of maintaining international labor in Copenhagen. With a much greater capacity of international school spaces, we can attract international businesses, which are important in the ongoing development of the capital city. I look forward to see BAM Danmark’s spectacular construction when we start using the school in three years.”
The European School will be built as a 14,000m2 construction in Carlsberg City District and will neighbour to two preserved buildings; Maskincentralen and Kedelhuset. The construction does not only include classrooms but also after extracurricular facilities, a sport centre and outdoor spaces.
“Educational, cultural and after school activities are important parts of the future Carlsberg City District and the European School supports our ambition in creating a vibrant city district. Besides from the European School, the city district will also include one of the largest educational centers of the country, Campus Carlsberg, which will make the Carlsberg City District the center of many students in Copenhagen,” says Jens Nyhus, CEO of Carlsberg Byen P/S, the developer of the city district.