Jåttå Vocational School in Stavanger

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The heart of the school – the central street comprising the main hall, canteen and resource centre – forms an active and vibrant gathering point offering a view of the green patios and roof landscape of the building as well as the workshops and study areas. A sequence of ramps and stairs lead from the entrance further up through the building and through the lecture hall, all the way up to the roof landscape offering a view of the scenery and fjord.

With its minimalist, almost floating architecture, Jåttå Vocational School forms the entrance to Stavanger’s new urban quarter by the fjord. The concentrated design enhances the way the building interacts with its surroundings and thus underlines its proximity and transparency. The double high windows allow daylight into the building, stimulating the learning process.

With a capacity of 1600 students the school offers among others several subjects within service and technique. The 2,700 m2 sports centre is located in connection with the school and is designed by Henning Larsen Architects in 2006. The school opened in 2007.

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Project facts

Project facts

Location: Stavanger, Norway
Client: Rogaland County Council
Gross floor area: 16,000 m2
Year of construction: 2005 - 2007
Type of assignment: First prize in international competition, 2000

The School as a Learning Environment

The School as a Learning Environment

As one of Norway's most modern school buildings, Jåttå Vocational School is an example of how architecture can influence an active and instructive learning environment. The school is based on, and innovates, the perception of fruitful learning methods and constitutes an active and modern working space with zones for immersion and zones for social interaction. The open and varied spatial sequences provide the opportunity for differentiated learning adapting to different situations and different styles of learning. In this way the school functions like a modern place of work with large open teaching environments and workshops for special subjects.

Due to its strong pedagogical qualities the projects was nominated as one of the world's six best university buildings by World of Architecture News 2009:

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=11481

Floor plan 1 & 2:

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Process

Process

Jåttå Vocational School is planned and built with regard to meeting the latest pedagogical principles of individualised learning. The school was designed in close and intensive collaboration with the client, Rogaland Municipality, the school principal, user groups, engineer and architect. It was crucial in the process to involve the future users of the school, and throughout the entire planning process the cross disciplinary working team maintained the pedagogical ambition integrating it in the building's architecture - from spatial organisation to the tactile, physical appearance.

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Bæredygtighed

Bæredygtighed

Hos Henning Larsen Architects mener vi, at nøglen til smukke, behagelige og bæredygtige bygninger findes i samspillet mellem arkitektur og teknologi.

Links...

Skolens hjemmeside http://www.jaattaa.vgs.no/

World Architecture News www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php

The school of Jåtta will offer the pupils optimal freedom and possibilities to choose their own best learning conditions.