12/22/2011

News: Snøhetta unveiling the preliminary design of The National Academy of Arts in Bergen

Snøhetta, once again, just unveiled the preliminary design of The National Academy of Arts in Bergen.
The agency presents the project as:
The new institution is going to be a generator in Møllendal, the new part of Bergen. The school appears as a background to the new public place Byalmenningen and will be very visible from the other side of Store Lungegarsvann.
The National Academy of Arts in Bergen © Snøhetta.

Connected to the entrance of the school, the public will get access to the plaza; Kunstalmenningen. At the plaza the Academy of Arts will have exhibitions and events.
The public will also have access to the most special room of the school; the big project hall. A large hall being used both for public functions and as an internal workshop area for the school. From the project hall the public will have access to the auditorium, cafe and library.
The school will contain a large amount of workshop areas supporting the studies of metal, wood, graphic, textiles, ceramics, video and photo. In addition there will also be projectrooms, workshop area for the students, an administration and a studio for the employees of the school.
The facade is opened up with large glasswalls or by using many small and large draws, that have been pulled more or less out.

The National Academy of Arts in Bergen © Snøhetta.


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