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Rundeskogen / dRMM + Helen & Hard

  • 21:00 - 1 June, 2015
Rundeskogen / dRMM + Helen & Hard
Rundeskogen / dRMM + Helen & Hard, © Sindre Ellingsen
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rudskogen, Norway
  • Category

  • Helen & Hard Team

    Siv Helene Stangeland, Reinhard Kropf, Njål Undheim, Ane Dahl, Randi Augenstein, Nadine Engberding
  • dRMM Team

    Alex de Rijke, Mirko Immendorfer, Jonas Lencer, Saskia, Koopmann, Junko Yanagsawa, Satoshi Isono
  • Area

    14250.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    • Project Architect

      Helen & Hard
    • Landscape Architect

      Helen & Hard AS / rum Arkitekter
    • Project and Construction Management

      Kruse Smith Entreprenør AS
    • Engeneering Consultants

      Dimensjon Rådgivning AS, Sig.Halvorsen AS, Energi og Miljø AS, Rønning Elektro AS, Sveco Norge AS, Siv Ing Albert Ølne, Trondheim
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    Text description provided by the architects. Rundeskogen is a wooded hill connecting three city centres on the west coast of Norway.

    Single-family houses and small-scale housing projects dominate this region, creating a context that accentuates the exceptional height and volume of the project. The density and concentration of the project was developed to keep a required distance from a recently discovered Viking grave on the same hillside.

    Site Plan
    Site Plan

    The three towers contain 113 units in total, ranging from 60m2 to 140m2, with the highest tower reaching 15 stories. The core construction is concrete while secondary parts are made from timber framework. Originally the three towers where designed as timber constructions. Due to the client’s desire to build in a more conventional way, this solution was replaced with hybrid concrete/timber.

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    © Aeroview

    The emphasis has been balancing the tall building typology with generous and attractive public green spaces on the ground. To minimize the footprint of the three towers and retain a view of the fjord for neighbours, the first apartment floors have been lifted off the ground, cantilevering from the core. This creates covered outdoor spaces on ground level.

    Courtesy of dRMM
    Courtesy of dRMM

    The organizing element of the entire project is a star-shaped core structure of concrete, in which the fins are extended as separation walls between the flats. The prismatic shape of the plan is derived from optimizing the floor plans according to views and sun as well as the creation of diagonal views in between and around the towers. This layout gives special volumetric qualities - letting the light and shade gradually shift around the facades, an effect which is further emphasized by the triangular panels that reflect the light differently as one moves past the building. On the ground floor, the fins and bracing elements of this stem-like core spread out as roots which integrate social meeting places, play and training facilities, generous entrance halls and communal gathering spaces.

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    © Sindre Ellingsen

    Internally, each apartment has an integrated winter-garden, which has fully insulated glass facades allowing for flexible, year-round use. Other environmental features that are added include; solar collectors on the roof, heat recovery from grey water and ground source heat pumps that provide heating.

    Floor Plan
    Floor Plan

    Every apartment was purchased with a complementary bike and the owners given their own fruit tree in the landscaped site.

    Courtesy of dRMM
    Courtesy of dRMM

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    Cite: "Rundeskogen / dRMM + Helen & Hard" 01 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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