Rommen School and Cultural Center / Østengen & Bergo AS

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The former school building was too small, and had to be replaced. The new building includes a large multipurpose sports hall, its own performance hall and an open library. Offices for the community culture school and part of the local council is also located here. The school houses 770 pupils from 1st to 10th grade. The facilities both indoor and outdoor will serve the whole community. The school is located to an almost flat site, slightly rising to the north, in a valley surrounded by hills. East of the site there are ravines with grassy slopes and valuable vegetation belts. Two power lines are crossing the area. With the largest line to the west, the project and the landscape design therefore pays more attention to the east. The vegetation belts in the east are reinforced and continue into the campus. Closer to the building, they get more cultured, and “finger-merged” with the building wings.

Landscape Architect: Østengen & Bergo AS
Location: , Oslo, Norway
Architect: L2 Arkitekter
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Rolf Estensen, Espen Grønli, and Østengen & Bergo AS