🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Powerhouse Brattørkaia
63° north of the Earth’s equator – seasonal sunlight varies greatly – Powerhouse Brattørkaia explores solar potential under challenging conditions. Its dual function: office and small power plant.
Completed 2019, product of Powerhouse: collaboration of 5 industry partners dedicated to future-fit buildings
196,000 sq. ft. – across 8 floors + mezzanine
Multi-tenanted workspace for 600 people
👷🏾♀️Developer & Contractor
✍️Architects & Engineers
BREEAM Outstanding + net-positive: generates 500,000 kWh per year
Strategically wrapped in 32,000 sq. ft. of solar panels, it generates over x2 as much electricity than consumed daily – surplus is distributed to neighbouring buildings + electric buses
Heat recovery solutions for ventilation + seawater used for heating and cooling
Thorough analysis of all building materials to ensure lowest embodied carbon
Office space characterised by light and air – expansive, serene view of Trondheimsfjorden and the Munkholmen island
Central atrium functions as public garden as well as a skewed light-well, allowing daylight to enter every floor
All large meeting rooms designed on eastern side for maximum sunlight exposure = passive illumination + heating
Changing facilities and bike lockers
It features a new concept of sustainable lighting called Liquid Light. Lights automatically adjust and smoothly dim according to movement, occupancy, and outside environment. Rough and cold outside? The lighting adapts to bring calm and warmth – an ever-changing, harmonising visual identity.