UiO Life Science Center

 UiO Life Science Center. C.F. Møller

Client

Statsbygg

Address

Oslo, Norway

Size

66000 m²

Year

2014, competition

Oslo University wishes to ensure good future framework conditions for the Institute for Life Sciences, Chemistry and Pharmacy with a research and teaching building that can also form the basis for close cooperation between the University and the players in the food industry and the healthcare field.

Based on sustainable principles and materials, the competition proposal from C.F. Møller represents contemporary Nordic architecture as the framework for a research and teaching environment that can attract the best researchers, with world-class research environments.

The starting point for the proposal is an organically-shaped base on the two lowest floors, which comprise shared functions and teaching premises. Above them are masses with laboratory and office functions.

Via levels, sections and the mass structures the proposal creates proximity and interdisciplinary contact between the individual research groups.

A key aspect of the proposal is the choice of materials, which is of great significance to the building's environmental impact, climate and the project's architectural embodiment. Based on a cyclical perspective from production, transport, construction, use, reuse and maintenance, materials have been selected that will age with dignity - as materials that will weather beautifully and strengthen the building's character over the years.

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Team

Engineering

SWECO Norge, Transsolar, Aas-Jakobsen, NGI

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

Dronninga Landskap AS

Artist

Haugen/Zohar AS

Collaborators, other

Laborplaner Tonelli (Laboratory planning)

Energy and sustainability

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Vacuum insulation/thermal break

Passive solar design

Energy efficient design

Ground cooling/heating

High insulation values

Low energy windows

Phase changing materials

Green Roof

LCA

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Prefabricated components

Energy renovation

Flexibility

LED

Healthy building

Noise minimization

Natural ventilation

Certified building

Low-energy standard (2020)

Research

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INCUBA SCIENCE PARK, GUSTAV WIEDS VEJ

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