Nord-Østerdal Upper Secondary School is the result of an open design competition. It brings together both vocational and academic subjects under one roof, as well as providing after hours facilities for the local community.
The school is located on a hill on the outskirts of the village of Tynset. The compact plan allows for the retention of much of the existing vegetation, as well as the required integration of practical and theoretical teaching. The square, covered yard, necessary during the -extremely cold Tynset winters, is the heart of the school. Teaching rooms are located along the perimeter to maximize daylight.
The use of timber was a competition requirement. The complex is mainly clad in wood, inside and out, and the lofty pine columns are the “yard trees” of the central space.