Earlier than metal, earlier than concrete and earlier than people realized methods to make a bunch of constructing supplies which can be in the end unhealthy for the setting, folks constructed all the pieces out of sustainable, renewable and pure supplies. This SporX workplace constructing in Drammen, Norway, is bringing again sustainable design with this beautiful all-timber workplace constructing. It’s 10 tales of unimaginable design that marries previous constructing strategies with the dream of a sustainable future.
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Developed by Vestaksen Eiendom AS, in collaboration with Betonmast Buskerud-Vestfold, Diploma of Freedom, Rambøll, Zinc and DARK Arkitekter, this constructing is fully constructed from timber. The 2-part constructing physique is related by glass, creating an interlocking connection.
The bottom of the constructing has co-work areas, assembly meets, a restaurant and lots of double-high areas. This creates different spatial connections. Furthermore, native timber was used. And the place timber couldn’t be used for the development, environmentally-conscious supplies have been used as a substitute. The bottom ground has a forged concrete ground with recycled glass.
A big bike parking space is built-in into the design. In the meantime, the Drammen station, which is true subsequent door, makes it simple to entry public transport from the constructing.
The inside house is laid out on a grid, which permits the ground plan to be simply modified. This makes the constructing adaptable and changeable so the design can develop as future wants reveal themselves.
So many architects keep away from utilizing timber due to hearth security considerations, significantly in the case of city environments. Nonetheless, DARK Arkitekter labored with hearth engineers and insulation producers to provide you with new methods to make use of insulation for hearth security. This has additionally allowed timber building for use in ways in which have been beforehand unattainable.
In reality, you possibly can see timber all through the inside areas. Heat wooden immediately creates a wealthy environment. with each ground and in each line, this constructing honors the pure world and offers a welcoming house for folks.
This 10-story constructing is a wonderful instance of what timber can do and the way it may be used for sustainable, trendy design to construct a greater tomorrow.
Photos by way of Einar Aslaksen