Skovlyskolen – Safety and Expanded Teaching Possibilities

Picture of the main entrance to Skovlyskolen where Intelligent Space has made acoustic solutions. The school is drawn by Halldor Gunnløgsson.

Leveraging asbestos removal to create new teaching zones

Skovlysskole in Rudersdals Municipality was designed by the renowned Danish architect, Halldor Gunnløgsson. The ceiling in the long connecting hallway consisted of asbestos-based eternite slabs, typical of the time. Asbestos renovation is now legally required in Danish public buildings, and it is often an expensive and time-consuming affair that includes the removal and replacement of the asbestos.

Working carefully with the responsible architects, Intelligent Space chose a new and inexpensive approach. The asbestos slabs were concealed and sealed under lightweight Soundscapes™ panels. These were in turn designed to look exactly like the original panels and to fit perfectly into place under the originals. They highlight the original architectural simplicity and are both safe and washable.

The new ceilings were then combined with framed and portable acoustic message boards hung along both walls of the long hallway space. These provide entirely new functional possibilities for teaching and play due to the dramatically improved acoustics and the expanded utility of the large hallway. Good sound is becoming a proven precondition for good learning environments and a tool to increase teaching flexibility.

Benefits

Acoustic and sustainable acoustic PET ceilings at Skovly Skolen. Made by Intelligent Space (INSP)
Architecturally pleasing picture of a ceiling made from wooden frames and acoustic PET panels. Det acoustic panels conceal asbestos slabs. All acoustic solutions made by Intelligent Space. Picture is taken on Skovlyskolen.
Hallway at Skovlyskolen with acoustic bulletin boards from Intelligent Space (INSP). Bulletin boards are framed in aluminium frames. On the boards, kids drawings are hanging.
Hallway at Skovlyskolen with acoustic bulletin boards from Intelligent Space (INSP). Bulletin boards are framed in aluminium frames. On the boards, kids drawings are hanging.
Girl walking down architect drawn hallway at Skovly Skolen with acoustic ceiling and acoustic bulletin boards in frames. All acoustic products made by Intelligent Space (INSP)
Acoustic bulletin board at Skovly Skolen and metal frame details