The Kirkeparken High School designed by LINK arkitektur AS is located in Moss, Norway. The school covers an area of 22,000 sq m and is centrally located right next to the oldest church in the district dating back to 1860. The school is home to several multipurpose halls for culture and arts, a picture gallery, and the Moss council assembly hall. The key elements of the brief of this project were to establish the design and position of a complex and modern school that would integrate the building as a positive contribution to the neighbourhood and the town.
The surrounding old buildings have been redesigned and given new functions. The contemporary building is characterised by a clean and unpretentious design connecting the old and the new together with a new identity. Kirkeparken high school is designed for 1,200 students and 200 staff. The development consists of 14,000 sq m new build and 7,500 sq m rehabilitation of both the interior and exterior. As it was important to keep the school open during the construction period, the development was built in stages over a period of 5 years.