SHL Unveils Norwegian School Project

4 October 2009 (Last Updated October 4th, 2009 18:30)

Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) has unveiled the The Thor Heyerdahl School of Advanced and Further Education in Norway. The 33,400m² building encourages cross-disciplinary learning and has four vertical winged axes with a central social hub for students and a 4,000

Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) has unveiled the The Thor Heyerdahl School of Advanced and Further Education in Norway.

The 33,400m² building encourages cross-disciplinary learning and has four vertical winged axes with a central social hub for students and a 4,000-seat sports arena.

Teaching spaces are housed in the terraced wings and parts of the classrooms are enclosed in glass walls in order to maintain openness and communication to the common areas, SHL said.

An open quadratic deck forms the central structure which permits daylight penetration into the nook and corners of the building.