This thesis investigates potentials for an architectural framework where current discussions regarding activation of a city Centre and revitalisation of vocational education can be combined. There is a skewed view of vocational education; most young people seek higher education, and the vocational path is considered a plan b. The identity of vocational education has to be strengthened and acknowledged for its importance. However, this is difficult if we continue to separate vocational education from the rest of the school system. Current trends show that school institutions can become a meeting place that spurs the activity and identity of an urban area. This thesis project focuses on the Gymnasium as a meeting point of theoretical and practical education, and spurt the awareness of the vocational importance in its role to activate the centre of Oslo.