28 Aug '15, 8am

Passivhaus chosen for Norway 2016 Youth Olympics student housing

The uniformly-clad buildings are punctured with the windows of the 360 apartments , which will be accupied by around 1,100 young athletes from 70 nations. The athletes will gather for 10 days to compete in 15 traditional winter disciplines. The 18.2-square-meter and 18.4-square-meter flats amount to a total floor area of around 13,000 square meters. Each unit contains an en suite bathroom and kitchenette, and has acess to a shared social room. Sustainability was the main goal during the design process, resulting in a project that meets the passive house requirements, with minimized energy consumption and sustainable materials . A new heating plant will produce all of the heat needed for internal heating and hot water . Related: Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China Due to the harsh weather, the architects decided to use a...

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