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The Knowledge Centre, opened in September 2013, completes the overall scheme for the hospital grounds that has been on-going since the design competition in 1995, and is centrally located in the heart of the 225.000 m2 hospital-development in Trondheim, Norway. This 18.000 m2 building saves 2 million kWh per year, and has proven that it is possible to make significant savings even in the most energy intensive buildings – hospitals. It also makes the passive house-facade a huge and unique work of integrated art and architecture, facing the new urban plaza of the city. Designed with a strong emphasis on functionality and usability, the Knowledge Centre will provide facilities for both St. Olav’s Hospital and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The building services include outpatient treatment rooms, advanced laboratories, offices, isolated beds, wards, medical/public library, study rooms, auditoriums, canteen and restaurant. View more View full description
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