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Oslo projects wins architecture award

1/07/2024, 08:36
Oslo projects wins architecture award
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HasleTre is a demountable and reusable commercial timber building in Hasle, Oslo. The building is constructed entirely from wood materials and is held together by innovative wooden locks that replace the use of steel and aluminum.

The building is designed for reuse in a future circular value chain. HasleTre achieved a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and an 80% reduction in steel use compared to a reference building. The building is Breeam Excellent certified and was built in record time.

The building is Southern Norway’s first and largest commercial mass timber building. It has proven economically competitive with standard steel and concrete buildings. Built in record time with a high degree of prefabrication, the building achieved a 53% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The innovative green-painted curved wooden facade has gained international attention, and in 2023, LUMBER 4 was one of the most published buildings on social media globally.

The Architizer A+Awards are the world’s largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and spaces.

– Winning these two awards simultaneously with our two timber buildings is a sign that the construction industry is changing. We are moving towards more sustainable, circular, and biologically-based architecture, something Oslotre has been working purposefully towards for almost 15 years. It’s great to finally be able to reap the fruits of our labor, says a visibly proud Jørgen Tycho, Creative Director at Oslotre.