KHR is responsible for both the architecture and interior design of a large new restaurant that is currently under construction in the centre of Nuuk. The project is being developed in close dialogue with the clients Rikke and Jørgen Pedersen, who already run several restaurants in the city.
Last week, KHR partner Janina Zerbe was invited to speak at a professional conference in Vienna with the current theme "Sustainability in Educational Construction".
The reason for the invitation was KHR's strong focus on sustainability in a large new school that is being built in Nuuk.
Participants were impressed by the high level of user involvement and focus on social sustainability that characterises the project.
The symbolic start of construction of the school "Am Breiten Luch" took place on Wednesday with the participation of a number of key figures. KHR, together with its German partner, Renner Architekten, has designed the school, which will open its doors to 725 pupils at secondary school level in the summer of 2025. At the same time, the school will also serve as a landmark and a focal point for the local community, thus helping to uplift the entire neighbourhood.
KHR Architecture, together with its German partner bpplan, has been selected as the architectural advisor for a school project in Satrup in northern Germany.
The second phase of the Haukeland Children's and Youth Hospital is nearing completion and the results are looking really good. See the pictures from our site visit and see for yourself how the healing architecture of Bergen is taking shape.
The construction of Nuuk's new school is in full swing. It will be a building that provides the spatial conditions for learning according to modern pedagogical principles and at the same time a gathering place for the city, created with a strong focus on social sustainability and the specific cultural and climatic context. Janina Zerbe tells us all about this in the special supplement "North Atlantic Construction", which accompanies this month's Bygge- og Anlægsavisen.
LCA calculations will be required for all new buildings starting up after 1 January 2023. Buildings over 1000 m2 will also have to meet a threshold of 12 kg CO2 equivalent per square metre per year.
The technical requirements can easily be combined with a greater focus on improving the lifetime and environmental impact of buildings through good and socially sustainable architecture, says KHR Architecture.
The Greenlandic newspaper Sermitsiaq has interviewed Janina Zerbe about the new 'School on the Plane', which is being built in Nuuk. Read excerpts from the article, which highlights the architectural touches used to create a modern school adapted to the Arctic climate and Greenlandic culture.