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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Faroe Islands Education Center by BIG and Fuglark

 
July 1st, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BIG, Fuglark

The new Education Centre in Marknagil is situated on a hillside on the outskirts of Torshavn, to serve as a base for coordination and future development of all educational programmes in the region. As the largest educational building project in the country’s history, the institution combines Faroe Islands Gymnasium, Torshavns Technical College and Business College of Faroe Islands in one building, housing 1.200 students and 300 teachers.

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  • ARCHITECT: BIG and Fuglark
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Faroe Islands Education Centre
  • LOCATION: Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • CLIENT: Mentamalaradid (Ministry of Culture) / Landsverk
  • SIZE: 19.200 m2
  • STATUS: 1ST Prize
  • IMAGES: BIG & Fuglark

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  • COLLABORATORS: Lemming & Eriksson, Samal Johannesen, Martin E. Leo SP/F, KJ Elrad Radgevandi Verkfroedingar
  • PARTNERINCHARGE: Bjarke Ingels
  • PROJECT LEADER: Jakob Lange
  • PROJECT MANAGER: David Zahle
  • PROJECT ARCHITECT: Johan Cool, Ole Elkjær‐Larsen
  • TEAM: Finn Nørkjær, Ken Aoki, Takumi Iwasawa, Oana Simionescu, Frederik Lyng, Christian Alvarez Gomez, Gaetan Brunet, Todd Bennett

Campus (Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark)

Vortex

Located on a hillside, 100 m above the sea level with a panoramic view overlooking the sea, mountains and harbor of Torshavn, the project is designed as a vortex, radiating out towards its surroundings while at the same time focusing in on the school’s inner landscape for learning the lessons of life. Each institution is organized as a school in a school with ideal conditions for each, while creating a sense of community for learning and life. The generous surroundings provide unique opportunities to shape the school from the inside out ‐ as a functional sculpture formed by the schools internal needs.

Campus (Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark)

Form follows Function

Each school will function independently comprising the space it requires with room to grow in the future. Additionally by combining the three schools under one roof they will create the synergetic effect of a vertical campus. At the school’s heart is an open rotunda space, creating a natural gathering point across floor levels and academic interests. A stepped interior reflects the undulating Faroese landscape with its alternating plateaus, stairwells and terraces serving different social and academic activities.

Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark

Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark

Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark

Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark

Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark

Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark

Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark

Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark

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