Bergenshus School

Project information

  1. Location Rakkestad, Norway
  2. Area3.800 m²
  3. Construction cost95 mill NOK

Project details

  1. Design by Kristin Jarmund Architects (now part of Nordic)
  2. Year2003 — 2006
  3. StatusCompleted
  4. Client Rakkestad County
  5. Enquiries Ola Helle

This triangularly shaped one-story pavilion surrounded by fields and forest. The main entrance is located at the head of the triangle, facing the road. The pavilion is a playful allegory of a stealth plane, which has missed its runway and landed in the middle of a field. Each cluster of classrooms has its own partially roofed play area along the wings of the building, punctuated by a hole with coloured Plexiglas. These identifying holes give additional daylight to the play areas. Three courtyards are cut into the structure, creating inner gardens that provide daylight within the building mass. A central core of communal rooms runs the length of the building.