Eikeli High School

Project information

  1. Location Bærum, Norway
  2. Area6.600 m²
  3. Construction cost200 mill NOK

Project details

  1. Year2019 — 2022
  2. StatusPlanning
  3. Partners Koht arkitekter
  4. Enquiries Hossam Gadalla
  5. Scope Education environments
    New Build

Continued education

Eikeli School is a characteristic building that has already formed the framework for learning and socializing for many years. Our architectural concept consists of two elements that are a new interpretation of the existing school - a base and a top building. The base will primarily house sports and physical education facilities, while the top houses educational spaces and administrative areas. It is important for us that architecture is used strategically to underpin social frameworks and structures, and to promote safety, health and wellbeing.

An extension of the whole

The concept behind Eikeli is simple, yet ambitious – to create a building that is seen as a part of the whole, while adding something new and ensuring optimal connections to the existing building. With this as a starting point, we focused on creating an environment that can embrace the educational trends of tomorrow. The idea is to use our architectural toolbox; light, color, acoustics, materials and space, to create an optimal framework for learning – an inspirational place that encourages and amplifies the will to learn.

A masterclass in sustainability

The new building will be a compact, two-story building, where timber will be the main material in both the load carrying structure and the cladding. Working towards a BREEAM Excellent certification and the Future Built specifications, means the building will stand as example of sustainable architecture and it will be classified as a “zero emission project”. Solar cells and a saltwater battery for energy storage are two key elements to reaching these goals. The outside areas are shaped using the principles of universal design, ensuring they will be accessible to all.