Kungsbacka builds passive house school

Kungsbacka builds passive house school

The Gothenburg-based architecture firm Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture has won a competition to design the new Kollaskolan in Kungsbacka, south of Gothenburg. The school, which will house approximately 360 students, will be built as a passive house.

The new Kollaskolan will be part of a new district in Kungsbacka, Kollastaden. This district will consist of about a thousand dwellings, and the new school will supplement the existing Kollaskolan, which was built in 2000.

The new school will house approximately 360 students from the 6th to the 9th grade, and will consist of a school building of approximately 6 500 square meters and a sports block of 2 500 square meters. The school building will be built as a passive building and will be one of the largest passive buildings in Sweden to date.

Swedish standard demands that passive houses use no more than 45 kWh of energy per square meter each year, while the aim for the new school is 38 kWh per square meter and year.