Article source: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
The Gjoevik Care Centre is an institution for juvenile asylum seekers. The centre provides shelter and safety for immigrants under the age of 15 and helps those of them who are struggling with traumatic experiences from famine and conflicts around the world. Our assignment was to create a refuge for the children which also could serve as a place for meaningful activities in their daily lives.
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- Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
- Project: Arboretum
- Location: Øverbyvegen 88-104, 2825 Gjøvik, Norway
- Architect Team: Vibeke Jenssen, Kaori Watanabe, Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson
- Client: Public Construction and Property Management (Statsbygg), Tommy Pedersen
- User: Gjøvik Care Centre
- User representative: Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufetat), Anne-Beth Brekke, Geir Rune Nyhus and Kai Børresen
- Curator: Public Art Norway (KORO), Mette Kvandal and Per Henrik Svalastog
- Building team: Dagur Eggertsson, Julian Fors, Fabricio Ferreira Fernandes, Matthew Donnachie, Sölvi Magnússon, Kaori Watanabe and Vibeke Jenssen.
- Software used: AutoCad and Sketchup