Glass façade of a unique school in the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are an archipelago consisting of 18 islands located between the Norwegian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is here, in Tórshavn, that Skúlin á Fløtum was established. It is an extraordinary educational institution that, thanks to its original shape and glass façade, has become the showcase of the city. Skúlin á Fløtum blends perfectly into the natural landscape of the Faroe Islands. It consists of seven independent smaller buildings imitating small islands, which provide a scientific and cultural space for over 850 students at various stages of education. A total of approx. 4.4 thousand square metres of our glass units were used in the construction of the façade.

The unique architectural design of Skúlin á Fløtum is the work of the local ZETA architects studio, which also partnered on this project with Brim Arkitektar and Árni Winther Arkitektar. The architects decided to incorporate Skúlin á Fløtum into the natural landscape. The inclined structure has a height of 1 to 4 floors (with additional space on the roof). The designers chose a glass façade, which is the optimal solution, and also stylishly harmonises with the stark beauty of the volcanic archipelago of the Faroe Islands.

Our partner, Tarpgaard A/S based in Denmark, was responsible for the implementation of the glass façade. For the purposes of the project, we provided a total of approx. 4.4 thousand square metres of glass units. Tempered thermofloat (low-emission) glass and solar control glass were used.

The Skúlin á Fløtum complex was established in the years 2016-2020, and its total area is 11.6 thousand square metres.

Photos: Finnur Justinussen