The Nordahl Grieg High School in Bergen on the west coast of Norway designed by Link Arkitektur AS focuses on environmental issues and universal access and use by the school students.
The building consists of two large volumes joined together. One volume includes sport facilities and the other one is for the educational purposes. The roof made of a copper is folded around the building and its glass facades.
Pre-patinated copper and glass are the main materials in the façades. A highly transparent facade utilizes the precious sunlight. A combination of self-cleaning high-performance solar control glass and fire protection glass provides comfort, energy efficiency and fire protection.
Pilkington Norway has supplied triple insulating glass units made of 6 mm Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 70/40 self-cleaning solar control glass with the energy-saving Pilkington Optitherm™ S3 as inner pane to achieve optimal thermal insulation.
The east side of the facade has been made of Pilkington Activ Suncool™ 70/40 in combination with 27 mm Pilkington Pyrostop® 60-201. In addition, approx. 60 sqm 10 mm Pilkington Pyrodur® 30-201 has also been used.
The buildings shape with its dynamic lines, overhanging façades and the windows symbolize the dynamic and energy of the youth pupils.
Photography: Bjørn Erik Larsen, Bergens Tidende