The new building for the Waterbury High School, an establishment focusing on technical disciplines, needs to offer space for 800 students. The result is a fivestorey building featuring a striking silhouette and impressive facades. Slim, ceiling-high windows alternate with closed surfaces of identical format and adorned with ceramic tiles. Natural shades provide the perfect complement to the glazed red and orange highlights. Grey aluminium frames the windows and individual facade sections, sets the tone of the entrance area and forms a running theme through the differently designed building sections. A curtain-style, rear-ventilated terracotta system is part of the high energy efficiency concept according to which the new school building was constructed.