Skistua 22, 8515 Narvik
Skistua School is situated in a residential area on an incline above the Narvik town centre. The site slopes towards the north and the west, with a view overlooking the town and the Ofot fjord. The building is positioned along the natural slope of the site, with two elongated volumes. The two volumes are in the form of a rectangle and semicircle, and protect the south facing outdoor areas.

On the town side of the building it is two-storied, with slanted roofs which are elevated towards the town and the view. The façade is clad with Siberian larch wood in a horizontal band. Vertical concrete elements break up this horizontal band on the side of the building that faces the playground. Large planes of glass and unmodified concrete dominate the walls which face the playground. Here the building appears like a one-storied building. The school was designed after thorough analysis of light conditions and wind directions.

Year of construction

1998

Architect

Snøhetta AS

Client

Narvik Municipality

Building Type

School

Construction System / Materials

Steel
concrete
woodwork

Keywords

school
steel
concrete
woodork
Siberian larch

Literature

Arkitektur i Norge, Årbok 1999, Oslo 1999.

Blomlie, Trond: Vandringer i Narvik: en tur blant det som var, og det som er, p. 20, Narvik 2002.

Byggekunst no. 5/99, pp. 24-27.

Glass og fasade no.1/98, pp. 6-11.

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