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    • 02 October 2012

      Largest Public Building in Norway

      The Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NVH) and the National Veterinary Institute of Norway (NVI) are merged with the existing Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) at Campus Aas on the outskirts of Oslo. When construction starts, Campus Aas will be the largest building project of Statsbygg, the governmental construction and property agency of Norway, and the largest building project ever in the Norwegian university sector.

    • The new university and research campus is expected to open in 2018. Consolidating the different educational and research institutions in one campus will facilitate close interaction and synergies between the various fields of science.

      The design of Campus Aas incorporates sustainability as a key parameter. By designing the building to minimise energy consumption and implementing heat-recycling systems, the completed building will have an energy consumption that is 25-50 % lower than required, according to Norwegian standards in sustainable building, TEK10.

      The gross floor area of the new, extended Campus Aas will be 63,000. Campus Aas is designed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Multiconsult, NNE Pharmaplan, Økaw Architects and Hjellnes Consult.

      Henning Larsen Architects opened an office in the Norwegian capital of Oslo in October 2012. The office is managed by architect Kasper Kyndesen. Since the 1960’s, Henning Larsen Architects has completed a number of projects in Norway. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (previously Trondheim University) at Dragvoll, Trondheim, is designed by Henning Larsen Architects and was inaugurated in 1978. Jåttå Vocational School in Stavanger was completed in 2007. I Oslo, Henning Larsen Architects is behind the new building for radiotherapy (2006) and the new research institute (2009) at the Norwegian Rikshospitalet–Radiumhospitalet Hospital Trust. In addition to Campus Aas, current projects in Norway include the development of 360 student residences for the Youth Olympic Games 2016, a 39,000 m2 municipal building and cinema around a new cultural plaza in Trondheim and a new headquarters for NCC in Oslo, which meets FutureBuilt’s criteria for climate-neutral building and which will spearhead the development of sustainable building in Norway.