Umeå School of Architecture


Type of building
The school of architecture

Henning Larsen Architect team:
Mette Kynne Frandsen, Per Ebbe Hansson, Niels Gravergaard, Kristian Behrendt, Ingela Larsson, Jeja Jensen.

White Architect team:
Lennart Sjögren, Albin Holmgren, Marianne Rutberg, Johanna Olsson, Mirja Westling, Jens Lindh.

TM-Konsult AB

Tyréns AB

Byggbolaget AB


The building is unmistakably Nordic with its stark elegance and rustic durability. Its location just south of the Arctic Circle is accentuated on the outside by an untreated timber façade. The interior is characterised by openness and a robust environment, in which an almost industrial impression is created by the ceiling height and materials creating what its architects call a workshop for the architects of the future. 

The open design with the surprise of its atrium, therefore responds well to modern training courses in creative subjects. There are innumerable meeting places; the flow between the various departments is wide open; the interior is light and the view over the river never disappoints.

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