Foundation & Strategy

Pedagogical Concept

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The History

Everybody that wants to apply for admission to BAS, is strongly
recommended to visit the school. Other interested are also welcome to come see us.

The school is situated in Sandviken, approximately 25 minutes walk from the town centre.

There are good bus connections in that direction. Most buses that go north, from the town centre and along Bryggen (the old wharf), will pass by the school. Busnumber 3, 4, 5, 18, 39 have frequent departures.

You disembark at the stop called Sandvikstorget. The school can be found in the silo next to Neumann bygg, facing the seaside.

For an impression of the life at BAS, read an article in a local newpaper from 2011, in connection with the 25th anniversary at BAS. Article from Bergensavisen.

The buildings serve as the base for the school. During the course, students go on a number of long field trips on the west coast of Norway and other parts of the world.

Facts: 150 students. A permanent teaching team that includes professors, associate professors and teachers. A network of teachers and examiners which includes practicing architects and educators from around the world. BAS has as of autumn 2015 graduated 483 architects.

Academically, BAS is based upon the idea of the subject in the center and Open Form / inclusive architecture, a form theory established by Oskar Hansen (Poland) and continued in Norway by former Rector, Professor Svein Hatløy.

The scientific approach to architecture requires unconventional teaching methods and makes BAS an educational alternative. Meanwhile, the BAS study a holistic program for sustainable development that focuses on landscape and climate as the basis for the architecture.

About the BAS alternative

Both the curriculum and the student work that I have seen at Bergen School of Architecture points towards an anthropological and ecological architecture, which is the most important direction that I think architecture should take advance in the current phase of western culture. A culture threatened by false techno-economic rationalism, consumerist materialism, shallow internationalism, and detachment of architecture and life at large from their mytho-poetic essence.

Professor in architecture Juhani Paliasma
Rector, Faculty of Architecture, Helsinki Polytechnical Univ. (1993)

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