Gjøklep Middle School
Location: Holmestrand, Norway
Owner Builder: Holmestrand Municipality
Contractor: Raaen Entreprenør / Telemark Vestfold Entreprenør
Designer: Anthonisen Og Heskestad
Problem / Solution
The foundation and floor solution consist of 1.0 metres of expanded clay and a concrete structure above.
The installation of the expanded clay was done by special blowing trucks, which was very efficient and convenient due to a lot of pipes and technical installations.
Why expanded clay?
The building is on soft soil, and a special foundation was needed. Possible solutions were either concrete piles or a lightweight compensation foundation.