Bråtejordet School wins architecture and urban development prize in Norway

March 22, 2018

White Arkitekter’s design of Bråtejordet School in Strømmen, Skedsmo Municipality, Norway, has won the municipality’s architecture and urban development prize.

The design is based on a concept where spatial thresholds serve as natural boundaries between school and community, as well as between different parts of the school. These clear structures form dedicated, distraction-free spaces that allow pupils to work in peaceful pedagogic environments in which both students and teachers feel safe.

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The jury is excited by Bråtejordet School and hopes the building has set a new standard for school buildings in Skedsmo.
The jury

Jury’s comments included: 
“Bråtejordet skole was the first step in the development of the new residential area at Bråtejordet. The plot, nestled on a plateau, opens up to the vast open landscape…The outdoor areas appear stylish and of high quality, providing opportunities for organised and unorganised activity as well as varied places for large or small groups to gather. The building’s silhouette and compact volume provides associations to vernacular farm buildings in the area, all while displaying its own character through a contemporary design language and original use of materials…The sloping roof surfaces expose a sedum layer that creates a beautiful organic colour scheme in contrast to the dark corrugated copper of the façade. A sober and stylish interior with glass, exposed concrete and white surfaces appears practical and timeless. The neutral interior helps to emphasise the surrounding landscape, which is framed by large windows that bring the outside into the airy classrooms. The jury is excited by Bråtejordet School and hopes the building has set a new standard for school buildings in Skedsmo.”

 

Bråtejordet School was completed in 2014.

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    Thomas Landenberg

    Architect

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