Kvadrat upholstery textiles have been chosen for most of the furniture in the new department of Business Academy Aarhus. The 7000 square metre building is one of Aarhus’s large zero-energy buildings.
Business Academy Aarhus has been designed to offer an inspirational educational environment based on: class teaching, dialogue, project work and cooperation with the business sector. It is the headquarters for the academy’s post-school education and course activities, and also offers educational programmes in digital and multimedia design. The four-storey, brass-fronted building has been built to meet 2020 energy standards. Reflecting this, the roof is covered by 900 square metres of solar panels. Inside there are 20 classrooms and a canteen.
Most of the standard furniture, and all the custom-made furniture, is upholstered with Kvadrat textiles in a wide variety of designs: Coda, Divina, Divina MD, Hallingdal, Hermod, Highfield, Jumper, Matrix, Remix, Scuba, Steelcut Trio, Tonica and Tonus.
‘We wanted Kvadrat textiles to ensure we got excellent aesthetic quality, colour, variety, durability and ease-of maintenance. For the classrooms we used a harmonic colour scheme, using colours such as Lime, Ocean, Petrol and Midnight. These were applied on the walls and via Kvadrat textiles on custom-designed benches. By utilising the same colour in different saturations in each classroom, we managed to create a calm mood for learning while introducing interesting combinations of textiles. For the common areas we used a more vibrant palette,’ Lotte Kirkegaard Jensen, Architect at Formsprog