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International school Shape

Schools for an international future

Joint venture ABETEC and Mitchell Giurgola New York completed the master plan for the International School of Shape (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe)
Customer
Shape
Building place
Bergen
Type of building
Sport and education, Government
Sector
Education
Floor space of the building
87 000 m²
Project sheet
International school Shape @ Bergen
International school Shape @ Bergen
Joint venture ABETEC and Mitchell Giurgola New York completed the master plan for the 8.70 ha International School of SHAPE Bergen in 2009. An ambitious plan that had to be implemented in phases as all the schools remained operational during the construction works.
Phase 1 was the primary and middle school, phase 2 the secondary school, phase 3 the three school buildings Germany, UK-Canada and 4Naties.

The philosophy is aimed at understanding school as a 'Global Community', where students are given the opportunity to become familiar with other nationalities, study other cultures and learn to understand different points of view.
To this end, a large open square 'The Commons' was created in the middle of the campus for students. Together with the communal playing field, sports areas and multifunctional space, 'Commons' were designed in such a way that they invite common use and interaction between all schools.

The third phase of this project, the international schools, was inaugurated in September 2018.
The building of the 4Nations was completed in October 2019.
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