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KHiB - Bergen National Academy of the Arts

KHiB - Bergen National Academy of the Arts

The new National Academy of the Arts in Bergen is located on the shores of the lake Store Lungegårdsvann, flanked by the three mountains Fløyen, Ulrikken, and Løvstakken. It will be situated at the foot of this powerful landscape, looking over the distant city skyline.

The new academy building aims to become an important generator for the new urban development of the city, as well as to become an important icon for the cultural life of Bergen.  

Categories
Landscape, Interior, Architecture, Work Spaces, Education, Public Space
Timeline

2005 - expected 2017

Status

Under construction

Location

Bergen, Norway

Typology

University

Size

14 800 m2

Client

Statsbygg - The Governmental Building Agency

The project aims to establish a strong link between the public environment, the city life, and the institutional life. One of the most important rooms of the school, the project hall, will be used both for public functions as well as for internal workshops. From here, the auditorium, café, and library are accessible.

The site has a tough climate with regards to rain and cold air. This has been a determining factor in forming the building, to ensure protection of the institutions outdoor activities, and to create a good local climate.