With an innovative, open office building and a new cinema next to the city theatre, the project proposal titled ‘Leüthens Kulturhage’ – ‘Leüthen’s Cultural Garden’ – will bring new life to the area. The building will spearhead the development of green public buildings in Norway. Centered around a new square, the two buildings will create a common identity for the area and bring together the existing educational and cultural institutions.
A unanimous jury selected Henning Larsen Architects’ project as winner of the competition in which a number of Danish and Norwegian architecture studios participated. The jury emphasised the winning proposal’s use of the site potential and interaction with the city and surrounding buildings.
The project covers a total of 39,000 m2 and is expected to be completed during 2015. Henning Larsen Architects has worked in Norway for many years. In 1978, Trondheim University (today called The Norwegian University of Science and Technology) at Dragvoll was inaugurated. Currently, the company is working on a new commercial property in Oslo.