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Powerhouse Drøbak Montessori Secondary School

Powerhouse Drøbak Montessori Secondary School

In 2015, Snøhetta was commissioned by Drøbak Montessori School to design their new secondary school facilities on a site surrounded by beautiful forest in Drøbak, Norway. It is the first Powerhouse educational building.

The design is derived from the energy concept, the Montessori pedagogy, the physical context and a tight budget. The architecture is considered a social and educational tool, with the Powerhouse concept as the main formative element.
The rectangular building is positioned close to the forest edges, creating a large outdoor play area in close connection to the surrounding nature. Passive measures such as a compact volume, high U-values and materials that are low in embodied
energy, ensure the building´s low energy demand.

Categories
Education, Work Spaces, Sustainability, Architecture, Landscape, Interior
Timeline

2018

Status

Completed

Location

Drøbak, Norway

Typology

Educational building, Powerhouse

Size

960 m2

Client

Drøbak Montessori School

Collaborators

Powerhouse, Skanska Norge AS, Erichsen & Horgen, Fr.techn.Kristoffer Apeland AS, Brekke og Strand akustikk AS, Multiconsult AS, Heiberg og Tveter AS