Høje Taastrup Culture and Community House is not an ordinary place for children and young people; it is an innovative learning center that embraces a modern approach to education. With the school, the day care center, the art school, the music school, and several leisure activities under one roof, the Culture and Community House offers a unique space that inspires creativity, exploration and learning across ages.
We have designed this cultural center with a clear goal in mind: that it should be a place where children of all ages can thrive and develop. This has led to a careful interior design, where emphasis has been placed on creating spaces that can be adapted to the specific needs of different learning environments. Flexibility is the key word, and the furniture can be adapted and moved around as needed. The Culture and Community House is more than a building; it is an idea that embraces innovation, collaboration and innovative learning.
Furnishing as part of the teaching
The furniture in the Culture and Community House has several functions which mean that they can be built in different ways. They can be easily moved around and are colourful. It creates a stimulating study environment where the children can learn in the way that works best for them. The design of the Culture and Community House the project-based teaching with a different set-up of furniture in bases and common areas. In this way, the furniture works in different formats, is mobile and has functions adapted to learning.
In the bases for the younger students, the children can gather for a joint introduction to soft furniture, work in smaller groups and sit independently. In each base there is storage space for the students’ ongoing projects and our “Maker” furniture can contain materials for projects. The bases for the intermediate stage are arranged according to subjects in culture/language and mathematics/science. During culture/language you can gather in a circle on the floor, debate, perform on a stage, discuss, or work in groups. Whereas in the mathematics/science rooms the floor is a large coordinate system, here the cubes of the coordinate system are made large so that you can sit on them. There is also group furniture, and mobile “Maker” furniture where you can work or experiment with smaller models. In the common areas, we have also furnished with multifunctional furniture which is set up as combinations of small rooms in the room for more concentrated group work. In this way, the Culture and Community House is optimal for development, creativity, and innovative learning.
The Culture and Community House is a pioneering institution that incorporates the latest teaching methods and values in its approach to child rearing. Here, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) is the cornerstone of education and it is more than academic disciplines; it is a holistic approach to learning that prepares children for the 21st century. The ground floor of the Culture and Community House is the place where everyone can meet and gather, where ideas flow freely and where cultural events and events take place.
The floor will become a cultural square which is a symbol of the open and inclusive approach to learning and creative expression. On the same floor we have created display boxes that give students the opportunity to exhibit their works. Here they can share their unique perspectives and express themselves through art, technology, or other creative forms of expression.
- Høje Taastrup Commune
- 9100 m2
- Tom Jersøe / Christensen & Co
- School / daycare center / music school / art school / taekwondo / dance