It’s easy, at least for me, to fall into the trap of thinking that all newly constructed Scandinavian architecture is better than the majority of the freshly built buildings here in the States. Of course there are exceptions, so many that it’s not even a real rule, but instead of introducing an exceptional stateside project, here’s a Scandinavian project that reinforces my position in the trap – a school in a Norway designed by Link Arkitektur.
The Vågan Videregånde Skole is built with a refined material and color palette, and has a clean and contemporary feel throughout. The exterior is dominated on one side by a triple-height entry way and on the other by a sweeping larch wood “hive” that “stitches itself through the ceiling and leans out over the street to the west.” It’s a stunning project, and while some of its students may feel trapped there, I’m happy to say it’s a trap for me, too.
Found through Archinect