Jåttå Vocational School is one of the most modern school buildings in Norway, providing the framework for new teaching methods. The open and varying spatial sequences permit teaching methods adapted to various situations and systems. In this way the school functions like a modern place of work with large open teaching environments and workshops for special subjects.
The central hall holds the big open auditorium, the canteen, the library and the resource centre. The adjacent individual departments have zones for teaching as well as concentration, thus complying with the new teaching principles for individually adapted teaching methods.
The building is situated in close contact with the surrounding landscape and sports ground and forms the entrance to the new Stavanger quarter adjacent to the fjord. The exterior materials of the building are light and double high windows allow the daylight into the building, stimulating the learning process. The concentrated design enhances the way the building interacts with its surroundings and thus underlines its proximity and transparency.