Powerhouse Drøbak Montessori Secondary School

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Powerhouse Drøbak Montessori Secondary School By Snøhetta as Architects

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In 2015, Snøhetta was commissioned by Drøbak Montessori School to design their new secondary school facilities on a site surrounded by beautiful forest in Drøbak, Norway. It is the first Powerhouse educational building.

The design is derived from the energy concept, the Montessori pedagogy, the physical context and a tight budget. The architecture is considered a social and educational tool, with the Powerhouse concept as the main formative element.

The rectangular building is positioned close to the forest edges, creating a large outdoor play area in close connection to the surrounding nature. Passive measures such as a compact volume, high U-values and…


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Location DrøbakAkershusNorway
Program Type School
Year Build completed in the year 2018
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Architects Snøhetta

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