Time had not been kind to Langebjerg School. Built in the 1980s, the buildings looked modern but the classrooms were not suited for today's long schooldays and flexible study schedules. In addition, in 2013 the roof was cracking due to poor fibre cement roof plates.
Teachers and pupils alike felt the shortcomings. Lene Mossin, who teaches history, Danish and music at Langebjerg School, was especially concerned about the poor air quality. During long schooldays, the classrooms felt dry and stuffy. Lene Mossin tried to cope with it by opening the facade windows, but:"The pupils often complained that they were cold and that there was a draft," she says.
However, the nearby Endrup School had managed to solve indoor climate problems quite similar to those Langebjerg School was struggling with. A pre-school building had been renovated with roof windows, much to the delight of teachers and pupils.
Hans Frøslev, Deputy Head of Langebjerg School, visited one of the renovated pre-school buildings to seek inspiration: