Something for everyone in the built environment

Included in Trondheim's 2020 city plan objectives is becoming an internationally known Technology and Knowledge City, which University development and the built environment are a large part of. Sustainability and smart solutions are a very dominant part of the urban landscape.

Something for everyone in the built environment

Trondheim, located on the river Nidelva, has a population of 193,000, making it the third largest city in Norway.

The city was built on a series of docklands and includes an artificial harbour. The docks have been converted into residential waterfront areas, commercial and cultural spaces, and include transportation hubs.

One of the newest and most exciting projects in this field is the Powerhouse Brattørkaia, the World’s Northernmost energy-positive building, a collaboration of industry partners Entra, Skanska, ZERO, Snøhetta and Asplan Viak. The building produces over twice as much energy as it consumes daily, which is supplied to the neighbouring buildings, electric buses, cars and boats through a micro grid. The development has received the BREEAM Outstanding Certification, which is the highest possible ranking by the world’s leading sustainability assessment method, taking into consideration the environmental, social and economic performance.

Svartlamoen is an interesting experimental ecological building district, full of unique timber housing, ranging from student halls to self-built family homes. Other notable student housing projects are the Moholt Timber Towers, completed by MDH and winner of many sustainability awards, and Teknobyen by MEK Architects, winner of the Trondheim Europan 9 Award, among others.

Trondheim is also known for its wonderful level of local cuisine, as well as historically notable vernacular waterside warehouses.

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Inspiring coastal districts and pedestrian areas

In Oslo, you can learn how industrial areas by the sea can be converted into areas of comfortable, inspiring living. The Fjord City master plan strengthens the relationship between the city and its shoreline and water areas. Gradually, the shipping yards in Oslo will be replaced with residential buildings, museums, offices and parks. Many major projects have started with an international architectural competition.

Inspiring coastal districts and pedestrian areas

Freeing up coastal and industrial areas for residents

Oslo has systematically converted its coastal areas with industrial sites and shipyards into pleasant, multipurpose districts. Apartments, jobs, cultural buildings and hobbies have become intertwined in the Akerbrygge and Tjuvholmen areas, creating a lively combination by the sea. The beaches have been opened for residents by creating pier-like pedestrian areas and social spaces, and underground parking facilities have been built to free up space for pedestrians. Similar environments are currently being built in many areas in Oslo.

The latest city development projects include the Vulkan district, which has been built in a former industrial area. Located by the Akerselva river, the area has a strong brand focusing on sustainable development and cuisine. Its innovative residential architecture has won environmental awards. The homes in the area are heated by means of geothermal and solar energy.

The quality of public construction in Norway is high. Large day-care centres, schools, universities, hospitals and new, fresh-looking metro stations serve local residents, making their daily lives run smoothly.

Impressive architecture and high-rise construction

The Bjørvika area near the railway station is growing, expanding and becoming denser. Barcode Bjørvika is a new, stylish high-rise area with distinctive, innovative architecture. Special attention has also been paid to pedestrians.

Designed by the Snøhetta agency, the Oslo Opera House is a key architectural sight. This sculpture-like building and its pedestrian zones have increased the significance of the coastal areas.

The Astrup Freanley Museum of Modern Art and sculpture park, designed by Renzo Piano, are also located by the sea.

Through Archtours, you can study the architecture in Oslo with a local guide. The boldface titles are examples of our themed tours in Oslo. Contact us, and we will plan a tour tailored for your group.

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