Snøhetta Completes Powerhouse Brattørkaia, one of World’s Energy-Positive Building

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RIB.- Sweco Norge AS. RIVV.- Skanska Norge AS. RIVr.- Sweco Norge AS. RIE.- Sweco Norge AS. RIBr.- Sweco Norge AS. RIA.- Sweco Norge AS. RIEnergy.- Skanska Norge AS. Solar panels.- Skanska Norge AS. RIByFy.- Skanska Norge AS. RIGeo.- Sweco Norge AS. AP BREEAM.-Skanska Norge AS. RIMiljø.- Sweco Norge AS. Tension covers.- Thilt. Lighting.- AF Lighting. LARK Fjordplassen.- Asplan Viak AS
Entra ASA
Skanska Norge AS
The Powerhouse collaboration, a research, design and engineering collaboration of industry partners Entra, Skanska, ZERO, Snøhetta, and the Asplan Viak.
Gross area.- 17,800 m² GIA (13,500 m² above ground). 8 floors + mezzanine and underground parking.
Energy performance
Solar energy generation roof.- Appr. 358,311 kWh per year --- Solar energy generation façade.- Appr. 100,146 kWh per year --- Total solar energy generation .- Appr. 458,457 kWh per year
Solar panels on roof.- 1,886 sqm. Solar panels on the façade.- 981 sqm. Total solar panel surface.- 2,867 sqm. Highest point of the building.- 39,3 m. Roof incline.- 19 degrees.
Brattørkaia 17, 7010 Trondheim, Norway
Photography, Ivar Kvaal

Craig Dykers, Kjetil Thorsen. Snøhetta

Snøhetta is an integrated architecture, landscape, and interior design company based in Oslo, Norway, and New York City, formed in 1989 and led by principals Craig Dykers and Kjetil Thorsen. The firm, which is named after one of Norway's highest mountain peaks, has approximately 100 staff members working on projects around the world. The practice pursues a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach, with people from multiple professions working together to explore diverse perspectives on each project.

Snøhetta has completed a number of critically acclaimed cultural projects, including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt; the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway; and the Lillehammer Art Museum in Norway. Current projects include the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center site in New York.

In 2004 Snøhetta received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and in 2009 the firm was honored with the Mies van der Rohe Award. Snøhetta is the only company to have twice won the World Architecture Award for best cultural building, in 2002 for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and in 2008 for the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo.





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