The new Voss technical college will include six vocational programs with about 380 students and 100 employees. In the winning proposal, the vocational programs are spread out in a composition of rectangular building volumes in an H-shape, stretching from a communal central space towards the surrounding landscape.
“The proposal has a clear organisation and a solid general concept. The technical college's various rooms and features are articulated in the facade expression in a convincing manner. The proposal also shows the competition's best qualities with respect to the contact between inside and outside through the main school square, which has views of both courtyards in addition to the canteen near the lake", the jury highlights.
The jury is particularly excited about the interaction between indoor and outdoor areas. The architectural composition, large windows and skylights create a bright learning environment. Daylight and views are highly valued and the central square alongside the multifunctional hall provides space for community and cultural experiences.