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.
Photos: Finnur Justinussen