Learning environments

Understanding our future generations’ needs within learning environments is critical to better building design. Research shows increased daylighting and ventilation within educational spaces enhances learning and increases attention spans.

Using research sources and our expertise we've created blogs around the specific needs of designing for daylight and ventilation within the educational sector, creating enhanced environments for the next generation.

Hessenwaldschule featuring VELUX Modular Skylights
Learning environments

How to avoid overheating in classrooms

There’s no doubt that the physical design of classrooms can have a positive or negative effect on children’s learning outcomes. One of the key factors identified by studies over the past several decades is the importance of consistent thermal comfort.

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Ecole Maternelle René Guest featuring VELUX Modular Skylights

One important function of the building envelope is to protect the interior from unwanted outdoor noise. Sound insulation is an important parameter of building components, as outdoor noise can have negative effects on health, mood and learning capabilities.

Children in classroom with lots of daylight - VELUX Commercial

Giving young school children a sense of ownership of "their" classroom promotes a sense of self-worth and responsibility and has also been shown to improve academic performance.

Aarup Municipality is rebuild for a day care center/kindergarten

Schools are complex environments, where a wide variety of factors interplay to determine the kind of experience children will have, whether in the physical, intellectual or social domain.

Children in the hall with skylights, Roskilde Katedralskole

Have you ever thought about how 64 million European children spend more time at school than anywhere else other than their own home?

University of Southern Denmark featuring VELUX Modular Skylights

Did you know that well-designed classrooms make a significant difference to academic performance? Studies have found that improved physical characteristics can boost the learning abilities of students. In this article, we dive into what daylight and electric light mean to the equation.

Hessenwaldschule featuring VELUX Modular Skylights

Hessenwald School in Weiterstadt, Germany, is an example of energy-efficient, contemporary architecture that offers a new teaching and pedagogical model. At the centre of both model and building stands a well-lit and well-ventilated three-storey atrium.

University of Southern Denmark featuring VELUX Modular Skylights

Did you know that well-designed classrooms have a significant influence on academic performance? Studies have found that improved physical characteristics of classrooms can boost the learning outcomes of students.

Children and teacher in a class

Just like the bowls of porridge in the well-known fairytale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the temperature in classrooms should be neither too hot, nor too cold, but just right.

Multifunctional activity builing featuring VELUX Modular Skylights

We all know that the best antidote to the ‘winter blues’ is a break in a warmer, sunnier climate, preferably with white sandy beaches and clear blue waters.

Aarup Municipality is rebuild for a day care center/kindergarten featuring VELUX Modular Skylights

Poor indoor air quality can not only seriously inhibit students’ concentration and overall performance, but can also lead to increased absenteeism due to illness. Adequate ventilation is therefore imperative for healthy classroom design to help students flourish.

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