Size/ 28,000 m²
Cost/ € 75 million excl. VAT
Competition/ 2005, 1st prize in restricted international competition
Status/ Construction period 2007 – 2009
Client/ Vestfold Municipality
Interior design/ Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Thor Heyerdahl College, with 1,650 students and 300 staff, is one of Norway's largest sixth-form colleges, bringing together five schools from a broad spectrum of youth education programmes and creating interdisciplinary synergy, coherence and a real sense of community spirit. The main structure comprises an open square plate into which openings have been incised, allowing natural light to penetrate deep into the building.