Exploring Kanalveien 90: Bringing together a new school campus and the local community – an urban continuity
André Fontes (APP)
Trudi Jaeger (DAV)
Ingeleiv Andrea Utne Midtun
My project is focusing on the possibility of the new NLA (Norwegian Teachers Academy) campus to become a part of the local community. Focusing on shared programs and space: School activities and extracurricular activities / recreational activities. Today the area has no community center, but there are a lot of activities going on in temporarily rented spaces in the old NRK buildings at Mindemyren. My intention is for some of these activities, to coexist with the school’s other activities.
The buildings were originally built as a bread factory in 1956 and later radically changed on the inside by NRK. Therefore, as well as incorporating the NLA academy, the buildings will be restored and opened up in order to invite the public and surrounding area into the domain of the school. The continuity and connections between inside and outside are an important focus in my project.