The school in Norway will be built according to the project of an engineer from Belgrade

This 5,000 m2 building in the north of Europe will be built from laminated walls, pillars and beams, and the construction project is signed by local experts.

Compared to traditional materials, wood provides us with faster and easier construction with fewer workers on the construction site, and thus a lower cost of execution. Wood offers a positive impact on the environment, reduces CO2 emissions, and can also be recycled. In relation to synthetic materials, wood is far more suitable for the users themselves. The use of wood in the interior has a positive effect on our physical health and our mood.

He assures us of all the advantages of using wood in modern architecture Kautokeino school in Norway. This unique building is committed to preserving nature, but also the identity of the Sami people (natives of Norway).

The Kautokeino school will be built entirely of wood (except for the indoor pool). Engineers from the Belgrade bureau ACE Arheget participated in the development of this building as responsible structural designers. For a total area of ​​5,000 m2, the estimated volume of wood is 2,100 cubic meters. The performance is in progress, and the opening of the school is planned for the end of this year.


The ACE Archeget team consists of young and ambitious engineers from Serbia

By using a wooden construction with a cross section of up to 1.1 meters, spans of over 16 meters were overcome.

Janko Maksimovic who leads the project says that, although the building is not large, there were significant challenges, especially near the large school hall and gym. “The school is made entirely of wood, cross-laminated panels, laminated columns and beams“- states Maksimović for our portal.

The construction, although mostly small floors (P + 1) contains both large and high parts of the building significant range roof constructions (entrance amphitheater and volleyball gym). Here they are using wooden elements of construction of large cross-sections (up to 1.1 meters in height, all in order to master ranges of over 16 meters.

Laminated wood panels form the basic structural element

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Wood in the interior as well

A particularly interesting part of the building are the school’s amphitheaters designed to does not disturb the appearance of wooden surfaces which are visible and fitted as part of the interior. The main vertical support is laminated wood walls (CLT Walls) 220 mm thick. As such, the walls have a high degree of acoustic insulation and a high class of non-combustibility.

Going back to the past is the starting point that the architects were guided by when designing this school. Namely, the specificity of the culture of the Sami people is that it has always been connected with nature. This is exactly what the Kautokeino school in northern Norway shows. The circular shape of the school directly connects the interior with the surroundings, and direct access to the hall and workshops has been made.

The large multipurpose hall is bright, comfortable and well ventilated. It’s on the ceiling round skylight which is reminiscent of the opening in the tents in which the Sami people traditionally lived. There is an open fireplace in the big hall, and there are also long wooden benches, and reindeer skins on them – in order to increase comfort.

Wood is also used as a material for cladding facades

Environmentally conscious design

A careful combination of materials and elements has created a harmonious blend of old and new, functional and decorative. Most important of all, everything is made of wood – which indicates the trend of ecologically enlightened design that is widespread throughout Scandinavia.

Kautokeino School in northern Norway demonstrates numerous advantages of using wood as a universal building material. On the other hand, experts from the company ACE Arheget show that domestic engineers already have the knowledge and competencies to respond to the most complex design challenges imposed by the international market.

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