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Refurbishment and new building of a school in Duvbo
Client: Office of city planning and environmental policy, City of Sundbyberg
Area: Refurbishment: 1700 sqm / New building 1200 sqm
Year: 2012 -

The School of Duvbo is situated in central Duvbo, a site that was designated in 1988 as a national heritage site for the preservation of cultural history in Sweden. Duvbo is home to an early private housing movement in Sweden and the unique townscape of church and school surrounded by neighborhood villas that are set in a special topographic landscape that the national interest aims to protect. On the property kv. Gladan 1 there are two culturally beloved school buildings, Building A, built in 1905, and Building B in 1901. Adjacent to the site lies a church building in the gothic style. During the day the school hosts around 260 kids adjusted to the existing environment and a temporary pavilion which is to be replaced during the refurbishment. The planned construction also incorporates an F-6 School for 420 school children. The first stage of the work is focused on bringing the plans to a point where a new zoning plan can be approved for the area so that construction can follow directly thereafter. The new building in brick will host 4-6 year olds and serve as a venue for local music, a dining hall and a library which is meant to also serve church activities.