In collaboration with GHB Landskabsarkitekter and COWI as the turnkey contractor, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects is designing the new LIFE learning centre in Lyngby for the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has initiated a large-scale national plan to increase the interest in scientific subjects among children and young people. The name of the initiative is LIFE. LIFE is a term, which not only encapsulates the academic focus of the initiative (living nature, natural science, and its application) but is also an acronym for the ambition: Learning, Inspiration, Fascination, and Engagement.
The initiative will be supported by three platforms, which include mobile laboratories set up in specially constructed trucks, which will drive out to the country’s schools where pupils can conduct a variety of scientific experiments. There will be a digital platform with teaching packages accessible to all schoolchildren and teachers in the country. The third platform will be an educational centre in Lyngby, housing facilities for the development of educational material and teaching packages. The building will also be equipped with teaching laboratories and serve as a visitor centre for school classes.