Daylight and ventilation improve well-being and academic performance
In Copenhagen, Denmark a refurbishment at Peder Lykke School has been completed with minimal disruption to student learning and activities. This building project was led by LYTT Architecture and contractor Juul & Nielsen. A requirement that the safety of students and staff was at the forefront of decision-making processes was established from the offset. A timely delivery and installation of rooflights for on time completion was a prerequisite to project success, which presented challenges at each stage of this building project.
Fully prefabricated rooflights and a swift installation process
Modular skylights were manufactured and fully prefabricated offsite, including the sub construction. The process involved replacing 68 existing rooflights with 184 double unit modular skylights, as well as close collaboration between contractor, installer and the building owner.
VELUX Commercial were involved from inception to project completion, assisting with planning, delivery and installation of rooflights to ensure daylight solutions answered specific client requirements.
Ensuring minimal time was spent on the roof by installers was also part of a project goal to ensure sloping roofs were not being worked on in challenging weather conditions. Prefabrication and effective logistical planning resulted in most rooflights being installed over just one weekend. Each individual rooflight was installed in 15 minutes. This impressive feat minimized disruption to the school, enabling learning to continue and social activities enjoyed by all students.
The capacity of the Peder Lykke School has increased to 700 with daylight solutions providing comfort ventilation and natural light throughout classrooms and communal areas. This has significantly improved the well-being of learners and staff alike, with more focus and productivity being achieved. Today, daylight and fresh air is part of every day.
Additional features to improve learning and social activities
Rooflights are accompanied by comfort ventilation and roller blinds, enabling the school managers to control CO₂, sun and wind levels whenever required. Skylights can be closed if it rains outside, while interior acoustic panel upgrades help to create a harmonious learning atmosphere.