NSW was in 2008 awarded first prize in an architectural competition to design Abels Hus in Trondheim.
The building represent one of the final phases of Teknobyen – a developing area focusing on health and technology based businesses, close to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU and St. Olav’s Hospital.
The architecture is broken up in form and volume; adapted to the neighboring buildings and adjacent streets – at the same time creating new walkways and a diversity of sunny outdoor spaces.
The facades articulates a rigid but various system of open and closed elements – allowing both for good internal flexibility and various external expressions, depending on viewpoint and movement around the building.
The building classifies to energy level A and passive house standards, and is given Breeam Excellent certification (world’s leading sustainability assessment method)