Project examples 2013

School Centre in Torshavn in the Faeroe Islands

Mannvit is responsible for project management and project control in the construction of a new school centre in Torshavn in the Faeroe Islands. The centre will house a Technical College, a Commercial College and a Vocational Training School all of which had been housed in old fashioned buildings that were too small. The decision made in the spring of 2008, to construct a new building for these three schools, marked quite a turning point in Faeroese educational matters.


The centre will be built at Marknagil, on the outskirts of Torshavn. The owner of the building is the Faeroese Ministry of Education and the project co-ordinator is Landsverk. The contractor for most of the work components is the Faeroese/Icelandic company TG Verk. The building volume will be 19,500m3, with facilities for 1500 students. The project’s budget amounts to DKK 515m and the building is expected to be ready by the 2016 school year.

“The building takes account of modern teaching methods and creative approaches in schoolwork. The premises need to be able to meet the needs of diverse usage and be flexible for future challenges.“

Friðberg Stefánsson

Project Manager