The 5 000 sq. m. passive energy standard building is shaped like a star, with core spaces incorporating a vestibule, cafeteria and library. One wing is lowered half a floor to reflect the sloping terrain, and provide the possibility for the stairs outside to flow through the building and form an amphitheater on the inside. This creates a strong contact between inside and the characteristic landscape on the outside, dominated by soft rolling hills and a generous open sky.
Materials are zinc cladding, birch plywood, polished concrete floors and green sedum roofs. All designs have an emphasis on the sustainability, in which materials are chosen based on the life cycle preferences. A geothermal heat pump heats the building. Completion in January 2015.
Photo: Terje Skåre