The new office and research building Abels Hus, totaling 18.000 m2 has now been officially opened. The building marks phase 4 of the Teknobyen (Technology City) located between the NTNU Gløshaugen University Campus and the City hospital.
Abels Hus is the first building in Central Norway to satisfy all requirements of BREEAM Excellent energy class A. The roof areas will be covered with flowering beds providing nectar to bees living in beehives on the roof. This will also provide special provisions for honey harvesting. The building’s canteen will have its own herb garden
Some substantial and significant firms and institutions are now moving into the building, such as the large engineering and planning firm Asplan Viak as well national and local health organisations, such as Helsenett and Hemit. The building adds a significant part to the portfolio of KLP s property bank in central Norway.
NSW were also the architects for the Teknobyen Innovation Centre completed a few years ago.