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Glasir Tórshavn College / BIG

07:00 - 8 April, 2019
Glasir Tórshavn College / BIG, © Rasmus Hjortshoj
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Category

  • Partners in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær, Ole Elkjær Larsen
  • Project Architect

    Høgni Laksáfoss
  • Project Team

    Alberte Danvig, Alejandro Mata Gonzales, Alessio Valmori, Alexandre Carpentier, Annette Birthe Jensen, Armen Menendian, Athena Morella, Baptiste Blot, Boris Peianov, Camille Crepin, Claudio Moretti, Dag Præstegaard, Daniel Pihl, David Zahle, Edouard Boisse, Elisha Nathoo, Enea Michelesio, Eskild Nordbud, Ewelina Moszczynska, Frederik Lyng, Goda Luksaite, Henrik Kania, Høgni Laksáfoss, Jakob Lange, Jakob Teglgård Hansen, Jan Besikov, Jan Kudlicka, Jan Magasanik, Jeppe Ecklon, Jesper Boye Andersen, Ji-Young Yoon, Johan Cool, Kari-Ann Petersen, Kim Christensen, Kristoffer Negendahl, Long Zuo, Martin Cajade, Michael Schønemann Jensen, Mikkel Marcker Stubgaard, Niklas Rausch, Norbert Nadudvari, Oana Simionescu, Richard Howis, Sabine Kokina, Simonas Petrakas, Sofia Sofianou, Takumi Iwasawam, Tobias Hjortdal, Tommy Bjørnstrup, Victor Bejenaru, Xiao Xuan Lu
  • Area

    19200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Henning Larsen Creates a New Social Commons in the Faroe Islands

13:00 - 20 March, 2019
Henning Larsen Creates a New Social Commons in the Faroe Islands, Hotel Tórshavn. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen
Hotel Tórshavn. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Danish studio Henning Larsen has won the competition to design a new four-star hotel in Tórshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands. The project centers on a new social commons and grand foyer made to create connections and give the hotel an active role in city life. The design taps into the Faroese landscape to create a heart of new activity in the city center. The project was made to be an inviting landmark for guests and an active commons for Tórshavn’s locals.

Hotel Tórshavn. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Hotel Tórshavn. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Hotel Tórshavn. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Hotel Tórshavn. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen + 6

BIG Breaks Ground on Faroe Islands Education Centre

01:00 - 19 April, 2013
BIG Breaks Ground on Faroe Islands Education Centre, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

Situated on a hillside in the outskirts of Torshavn, the capital of the autonomous Denmark province of Faroe Islands, the new Marknagil Education Center will seek to “establish synergies” between three educational institutions under one roof. The BIG-designed, 19,200 square meter will provide for more than 1,200 students and 300 teachers by housing the Faroe Islands Gymnasium, Torshavns Technical College and Business College of Faroe Islands in a single building, making it the largest educational building in the country’s history.

More images and the architect’s description after the break...