Teknobyen Student Housing
Teknobyen student housing in Trondheim is the outcome of a winning entry of Europan 9. The building has been nominated to the Norwegian National Building Prize in 2012 and has won the Trondheim Kommune Energy Saving Prize.
"Teknobyen student housing is a tool for tolerance"
The project unifies situations of extreme intimacy with those of extroversion and collaboration. A room is a powerful mechanism that allows the expansion of the identity, self-recognition and reaffirmation, interchange and negotiation. One’s own space is a laboratory where to test abilities that later will be experienced in every act of social interaction. Teknobyen student's housing proposes the compression, transfer and conditioning of the relational capacities of urban space.
Assuming the existing urban conditions, the student housing detaches as much as possible from the surrounding buildings and shapes its volume in order to extract potential from the views and sun. Open-air terraces are spread around the building. Through them, students can experience outside conditions and relate with the city and the far views.