Link Arkitektur recently revealed their new project, the Norwegian School of Economics, which is set on the beautiful coast of Bergen City. The location of the project was quite challenging for the architects and their partners, Sweco engineers and Smedsvik Landskapsarkitekter, due to an existing protected high rise building in the area, which prohibits any other construction from competing visually or obstructing the expansive views. Working within the parameters of these restrictions and local environs, the design team created a sophisticated, compact design that manages to smartly and seamlessly blend into the surrounding rocky landscape.
Part of the strategy to make the school enhance the area rather than overwhelm it is the all glass facade that reflects the coastal landscape and light, which changes during the day and throughout the year. By keeping the building low with reflective glass panels on the exterior, the building acts as a reflective canvas, firmly connecting the structure to its surroundings.
Link Arkitektur was also in charge of the interior decoration, which is modern and minimalistic, further complementing the sophisticated structural design. Natural light illuminates the 139,930-square foot building that features large lecture halls, faculty rooms, office space and communal study areas.
Photos by Hundven_Clements Photography