Ogna Primary School
Good architecture is to create an environment that supports teachers work both functional and educational – and at the same time appears admirable for young people and adults, in a safe and inspiring environment. The new school in Ogna is developed as a diverse and robust place for learning for the individual, and for the community. The plot is characterized by the beautiful scenery in the area. The characteristic stone walls, the green moors and sensation of the sea and river gives the plot very special and distinctive qualities. The architectural design is inspired by local traditions with clear and elementary shapes, materials and structures so itwill help create identity and belonging. The school is organized in a compact coherent volume, partly to create a well-communicated and flexible interior but also ensuring an efficient and compact building envelope. The gable roof switch the volume down to a scale that is adequate to the environment, continuing Jærens architectural heritage in a new way. This roof type creates the conditions required for a good indoor climate and acoustics in the building. The cantilevered roof provides ample patios outside the building shell and acts as an expanded learning area, protected from the weather.
The project is a collaboration with Cebra Architecture. Illustrations by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.