Trondheim is today an important city for industry and commerce, education and research. The city is situated in Mid-Norway, where the River Nidelva meets the Trondheim Fjord. The city was founded in 997. Nidaros Cathedral is one of the main reasons of Trondheim’s important role in Norwegian history. In the first decade of the 1900s Trondheim also developed into an educational centre, when the Norwegian Institute of Technology was established there. This has now developed into Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) which is the second- largest university in Norway. NTNU is a centre for technological education and research in Norway, with a solid foundation in the natural sciences. Creative, Constructive, Critical are the keywords in the universities strategy. At the moment, 30 000 students study in Trondheim.
The main challenge is to add an innovative, sustainable, future oriented student housing complex, and create a new public space that links this project to the university campus and other university buildings, the riverside promenade as well as other functions within the surrounding urban tissue.
PROXIMITY SCALE: SITE OF PROJECT
The site is placed on the east side of Elgeseter gate, and connects to a housing block from the yearly 1900. The houses around the site are about 4-5 floors and accommodate dwellings. From the east side of the site an open green structure through the area and over to the other side of the road, ending in Nidelva, is planned. Included in the site is the backyard of the existing housing block, so the new transformed block is though of as a whole.
Programmatic intentions :
- design a student housing (3200m2, max 5 floor)
- design public/ students services at first floor
- bus stop integrated to this square
- connect the square visually (over Elgeseter gate) and physically (under Elgeseter gate)
- energy and environmental profile
- Abelsgate 49
- 157 000 inhabitants
- Project site
- 0,9 ha
- Site proposed by
- Municipality of Trondheim
- Winner (12,000 euros), Runner-up (6,000 euros) and Special Mention (no reward)
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