NSW is currently completing two interesting projects in Trondheim, reflecting the wide span of work in the office.
The new ABELS HUS is situated only a stone’s throw away, offering 18.500 m2 of prestigious office and research accommodation. The building is bringing the Teknobyen office and research complex nearer completion. The first building, the Teknobyen Innovation Centre – also designed by NSW – was completed in 2002.
The building creates an interesting transition between the high density built-up environment on the eastern side of the building and the parkland and river exposure on the western side. The unusual form of the building provides interesting and unusual external gathering spaces. Abels Hus has been designed to meet the high environmental standards of BREEAM Excellent.
The 120 year old THINGVALLAGÅRDEN close to the main university building is soon regaining its former glory. The Swiss style building is the dominant one amongst other wooden houses that were acquired by the university to enable campus expansion. However, it was luckily decided to retain the buildings as they were considered to be of great architectural merit. The refurbishment work is nearing completion and will soon provide 13 apartments for visiting scholars.