Copenhagen International School
The Copenhagen International School’s (CIS) new building is covered by approximately 12,000 solar panels (6,048 sqm) using Kromatix™ blue-green solar glass, integrating the building and the surrounding ocean. It is one of the largest building-integrated solar power plants in the world.
The 12,000 colored solar panels, produced in collaboration with Solvis and designed and installed by SolarLAB, really make CIS’s new building stand out. The 0.72 x 0.70 meter panels are linked in series of 6 and completely cover the building meeting over half of the school’s expected energy needs.
The Danish architecture firm C F Møller has won the 2017 Iconic Awards in the category for ‘Architecture with distinction’ for their design of the new CIS. The Iconic Awards is a recognized international competition for architects, designers, and the building and industrial sectors that recognizes visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable communication within five main categories.
ICONIC Award – Architecture, 2017
Blueprint Award finalist, Best Public Use Project (Private Funding), 2017
Årets Byggeri – hædrende omtale, 2017 (Building of the Year, Honorary Mention)
Civic Trust Award – Commendation, 2017
European Architecture Award – Urban Development, finalist, 2017
Regional winner (Best in Europe), WAN Education Award, 2017
Building Integrated Solar Technology – 2nd prize, 2017
Active House Award, overall winner 2018
The Architecture MasterPrize for Educational Architecture 2018
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Kromatix™ Glass: Blue Green
Surface Area: 6,048 sqm / 65,100 sq/ft
Installed capacity: 720 kWp