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Copper topped

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

Corrugated copper sheet tops Norwegian school

Credit: Ivan Brodey

Apparently it’s all conceived as a hilltop plateau, White Arkitekter’s secondary school in Strømmen, Norway. The lower level, with full-height glazing, is completely open plan and contains the library, workshops and studios; while the ‘introverted copper box’ above  contains the classrooms. Clad in Aurubis Architectural’s Nordic Brown corrugated copper sheet, the firm says it was inspired by the town’s old riverside sawmills and heavy industries. Looks great, but the last time I saw school kids in Scandinavia being tucked away in dark boxes I was watching the compelling Swedish vampire flick ‘Let the Right One in’. And that didn’t end well for anyone.


 

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