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Powerhouse Brattørkaia

Powerhouse Brattørkaia is the biggest new energy-positive building in Norway, and will generate more energy in its operational phase than it consumed through the production of building materials, construction, operation and disposal of the building. The building has been designed based on environmental requirements. When environmental considerations come first, a new type of architecture emerges. For Powerhouse Brattørkaia, form follows environment, while optimal use of solar energy has determined the building’s exciting and iconic architecture. Solar energy, other sources of renewable energy, and an extremely low energy consumption ensure that this becomes an energy-positive building. The actual building is well insulated, with limited needs for heating and excellent ventilation. The building is thus comfortable to work in, featuring an excellent office space characterised by light and air and a nice view of Trondheimsfjorden and the Munkholmen island.

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Location: Trondheim, Norway
Building type: Office building
Area: 18,200 m2 GIA (13,500 m2 above ground) 8 floors + mezzanine and underground parking
The building’s own energy generation: Appr. 485,000 kWh per year
Supplied energy, including equipment: -4.9 kWh/m2 heated GIA
Environmental classification: BREEAM Outstanding
Building owner Entra ASA
Architects:: Snøhetta
Entrepreneur: Skanska


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Leading partners

  • Snøhetta
  • Skanska
  • Zero
  • Founding partners

  • Entra
  • Hydro
  • Asplan viak