The first ‘passive house’ school design constructed in Oslo.

L2 Arkitekter have designed Oslo’s first passive house, not an easy accomplishment at Oslo’s latitude!

The energy consumption of Bjørnsletta school will meet passive house criteria. The building´s heating requirements are reduced because of good insulation and good windows, minimized cold bridges and high air-tightness values. The ventilation system has very efficient heat recovery units (at 84 percent). The energy needs for ventilation are reduced through demand controlled and energy efficient fans (SFP-factor 1,5). The lighting system is also energy-efficient and demand controlled. (info from http://www.arkitektur.no)

School design has certainly changed since I was a young boy! The integration of art instillations in this school really create an engaging environment. The central atrium contains a purpose designed light with 792 crystals representing the maximum student capacity of the school! Artwork flows throughout the building into the vibrant pink corridors with graffiti and sculptures on the wall while sound-scapes are played through speakers.

 

Students playing at Bjoernsletta School, designed by L2 Arkitekter, Oslo, Norway.

Students playing at Bjoernsletta School, designed by L2 Arkitekter, Oslo, Norway.

Students using the main atrium at Bjoernsletta School, designed by L2 Arkitekter, Oslo, Norway.

Students using the main atrium at Bjoernsletta School, designed by L2 Arkitekter, Oslo, Norway.

Students using the library facilities at Bjoernsletta School, designed by L2 Arkitekter, Oslo, Norway.

Students using the library facilities at Bjoernsletta School, designed by L2 Arkitekter, Oslo, Norway.

Students relaxing in the corridors of Bjoernsletta School, designed by L2 Arkitekter, Oslo, Norway.

Students relaxing in the corridors of Bjoernsletta School, designed by L2 Arkitekter, Oslo, Norway.

Facade detail at Bjoernsletta School, designed by L2 Arkitekter, Oslo, Norway.

Facade detail at Bjoernsletta School, designed by L2 Arkitekter, Oslo, Norway.

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