BIG merges learning with the landscape
Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG has designed their latest educational project to merge with its surrounding landscape.
Located in the Faroe Island’s capital of Tórshavn, the ‘Glasir’ college benefits from an elevated position, gaining views over the city below and out to sea.
With a programme combining the Faroe Islands’ gymnasium, Tórshavn technical college and business college, the building caters for over 1,750 students, teachers and staff.
The five levels of the building wrap around a central courtyard, evoking the image of a whirlpool, with the functions radiating off a central social space.
The five levels consist of one for each of the three institutions, one for food and faculty, and one for physical exercise and gatherings.