Inspired by the idea of a hidden gem, local Norwegian architecture studio Link Arkitektur has constructed a building that is almost entirely covered in glass panels to house The Norwegian School of Economics. The structure occupies an area of 13,000 square meters, located near the rocky boulders on the shore of Bergen, a city on the Western coast of Norway. The building has been configured to be as low and as compact as possible due to complex restrictions that prohibit any buildings to disrupt the scenery.
In order to lessen the carbon footprint of the structure, the architects in charge have allocated glass panels on the exterior to reflect and immerse itself into the surrounding landscape. The result is an ever-changing facade that imitates nature through reflection.
The structure was completed with the help of Sweco Engineers and Smedsvig Landskapsarkitekter and the result is a flexible and environmentally friendly structure.