The House of Professors, designed by Element Arkitekter AS

April 3, 2013 Comments Off on The House of Professors, designed by Element Arkitekter AS


The client (Union of Education Norway) stated in the competition program, won by Element Arkitekter, that the main goal of this impressive project was to implement a new conference hall as large as possible for this area. It is noteworthy that the headquarters of the Union of Education Norway are located at a parallel street.
Smykkeskrinet is therefore an extension of existing facilities. Visitors can enter through the lobby of the main building in Hausmanns Gate ( Smykkeskrinet). In other words, the building is a part of several other buildings and the complex itself together creates a system that serves varied functions. Also the old building (partially occupied by Smykkeskrinet) is a part of the project.
The power of the sun is collected through the southwestern glass facades of the street (about 200 m2) and a bit of heat on the north side to the east of the backyard and the power is used as an alternative energy source.
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