Syddansk Erhvervsskole

In the cafeteria at SDE in Odense, the interior focuses on organic shapes, calm colours and inspirational elements of traditional craftsmanship. With a playful light installation and solid materials, SDE has managed to create a canteen for mulitfunctional use throughout the day and which functions as a social, relaxing break out space for the students.

The main emphasis in the decor of the new canteen was placed on the small spaces in the big room. Creating room to seat many people together, but also room to immerse in work, and calm spots to relax was important. SDE managed to create a great result by creating tiering and level differences in the layout of the room. Adding sofa groups, mixing different size tables and chairs, allows for social zoning which adapts to different needs during the day.

SDE College is one of the largest vocational and technical colleges in Denmark with approximately 10,500 students and 850 employees. The college offers more than 50 different vocational studies and a wide range of subjects from the Upper Secondary Technical colleges in Odense, Vejle and Grindsted. The college works closely with the commercial and industrial sectors and offers a wide range of courses designed for continuing education and training of employees, companies and organisations throughout Denmark.

The SDE College defines as a self-governing institution. The college is governed by a board primarily consisting of representatives from parties active on the labour market – mainly from trade unions and the employers’ associations in Denmark.

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