Open competition, 1st prize
The school has a large and complex program with several different study disciplines for both academic and practical subjects. The limited site area necessitated a compact and rational plan. Due to the prevalent cold conditions the school is organised around a large, indoor communal atrium. Each department has a view into this space to encourage communication and emphasize equity. Wood is used extensively throughout the building to emphasize the importance of forestry to the region.
Honourable mention in the Norwegian National Architecture Award 2014
Winner Timber Construction Prize 2013
Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.