Case Study

Bonsmoen School

Architects: Fortunen AS
Contractors: Ø.M. Fjeld AS
Country: Norway

New construction and reconstruction of primary school

An existing secondary school from the 1960’s has been extended and transformed to house a primary school. The aim has been a tight integration of different functional areas, and clear and flexible usability.

Entrances to the different age group base areas have been decentralised, and the clearly readable entrances tie together indoor- and outdoor areas. The different age areas are also picked out in different colours, repeated in the interiors. The projects won the WAN Colour in Architecture Award 2015. 


School with acoustic ceiling

Good room acoustic conditions ensure better learning and higher productivity

We cannot always make children quieter. But we can create a good environment – in childcare institutions, traditional schools and higher education – where intelligible speech and low reverberation time contributes to positive wellbeing.

In well-designed educational spaces with good acoustic comfort, we communicate more effectively, students perform better, and there is higher retention of quality teachers and staff.


School with acoustic ceiling