Design solution
Partnership with impact
Production Year
Kolding Municipality
Design company
Design School Kolding
Anne Corlin,
Laila Truelsen,
Sara Breitenbauch et al.

“We design for life” – to inspire the future in favour of an even more vital local community. Together the school and the city create design solutions for the elderly, city spaces, teaching, etc.

The jury says
In the context of the ongoing debate about relocating national government agencies to rural areas, it is crucial whether the new or relocating organisations and institutions make a difference for the local community that goes beyond adding a certain number of jobs. To address this, Design School Kolding and Kolding Municipality have engaged in a collaboration that exemplifies the many derived effects that the presence of a state-run educational institution can have on a city when the municipality succeeds in involving the institution in everything from learning projects at the local primary and lower secondary school to residential architecture. Thanks to the partnership between the design school and the municipal administration, Kolding has in recent years developed into an experimentarium for user-driven design and welfare innovation.

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