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 Solhov folkehøgskole

Solhov folkehøgskole ( Solhov Folk High School)
Address: 9060 Lyngseidet
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Architect: Torgeir Alvsaker
Client: Tromsø amt
Construction System /
Building Type: School
Keywords: school, woodwork, hipped roof, vertical boarding, slate, U-shape, neo-baroque dormer
Year of Construction: 1923 - 1924
Solhov Folk High School stands out as a monumental building where it is situated, on the west side of the fjord Lyngenfjorden, roughly one kilometre south of the Lynseidet town centre. The school is situated on a plain in a sloping terrain that runs from the fjord and stretches upwards to the tall mountains. Standing independent of any surrounding buildings, the school appears monumental, and is encircled by large trees and green lawns. The building is immense with a tower and dormers, and is easily visible from both the road and the sea.

The school is a large wooden building with two main stories along with a loft below the large part of the hipped roof. It stands on a high, smooth plastered pedestal that holds an entire cellar storey. On the exterior, the walls are clad with vertical overlying/underlying panelling, and the roof is covered with cut out pieces of slate. The building is arranged into three rectangular wings that form a U-shape. The majestic quality of the building is emphasized by its monumental entrance.
Literature: Hansen, Bente Merete, Solhov Folkehøgskole - Fornorskningsbastion i grenseland, Bergen, hovedfagsavhandling 1998
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 19.12.2005
Author: T.A
Photographer: T.A 2005

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