The energy sector and building industry account for over 40% of global industry’s heat-trapping emissions combined. As the world’s population and the severity of the climate crisis continue to grow, precipitating global disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic, architects are challenged to work across industries to build more responsibly.
"在努力让我们的地球尽可能地保持健康的同时，我们必须借此机会优先考虑可持续的设计实践，并特别考虑我们的工作如何对人类和非人类居民产生影响。虽然与COVID-19等病毒的快速影响相比，气候危机的逐渐暴力可能显得不那么尖锐，尤其是对于那些生活在全球北方的人来说，但我们作为建筑师，保护我们的已建和未建环境与我们息息相关。我们需要更多像Powerhouse这样的全行业联盟，从经济、社会和环境的角度出发，推动建立可持续发展建筑和城市的行业标准，"Snøhetta的创始合伙人Kjetil Trædal Thorsen说。
“In striving to keep our planet as healthy as possible, we must take this moment to prioritize sustainable design practices, and specifically consider how our work impacts human and non-human inhabitants alike. Although the gradual violence of the climate crisis might seem less acute compared to the rapid effects of viruses such as COVID-19, especially for those living in the global north, we as architects have a stake in the protection of our built and unbuilt environments. We need more industry-wide alliances such as Powerhouse to push industry standards for what is means to build sustainable buildings and cities, both on an economic, social and environmental scale,” says Founding Partner of Snøhetta, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen.
新的11层建筑位于Vestfold和Telemark郡的历史工业城市Porsgrunn，标志着该地区引以为豪的历史的延续，因为Telemark是19世纪初最大的水力发电站之一。Powerhouse Telemark表明该地区对绿色经济的投资不断增加，使该县成为新建筑低碳化的领导者。Powerhouse Telemark东南方向的外墙和屋顶每年将产生256 000千瓦时的电力，约为挪威普通家庭年用电量的20倍，多余的能源将回售给能源网。
Situated in the historic industrial city of Porsgrunn in the county of Vestfold and Telemark, the new 11 story building marks a symbolic continuation of the district’s proud history as Telemark is home to one of the early 19th Century’s largest hydropower plants. Powerhouse Telemark indicates the area’s growing investment in the green economy, positioning the county as a leader in decarbonizing new construction. The south-east facing façade and roof of Powerhouse Telemark will generate 256 000 kWh each year, approximately twenty times the annual energy use of an average Norwegian household, and surplus energy will be sold back to the energy grid.
The skewed and slightly conical building features a clearly defined 45° tilting notch on the east-facing façade, giving it a clearly identifiable expression that stands out in the industrial context of the surrounding Herøya industry park. Inside, the building features a barception, office space, including two stories of co-working spaces, a shared staff restaurant, penthouse meeting spaces and a roof terrace overlooking the fjord. Two large staircases connect the building’s ground and top floors, from the reception area and all the way up to the staff restaurant and penthouse meeting rooms. A distinctive straight wooden staircase reveals itself at the ninth floor, visually tying the staff canteen and penthouse meeting room area together and leading visitors to the building’s roof terrace.
In obtaining the BREEAM Excellent** certification as proof of their bold sustainability ambitions, Powerhouses stand as beacons of sustainable design not only in their local communities, but also function as models for how the world can embrace sustainable architecture and design at large in the future.
▽场地平面图 Site plan
▽入口层平面图 Ground floor plan
▽标准层平面图 Typical floor plan
Project: Powerhouse Telemark
Design firm: Snøhetta
Address: Dokkvegen 11
Municipality: Porsgrunn, Norway
Client: R8 Property
stared in Sept. 2018-handover 3 August 2020
Collaborators: Turnkey Contract: Skanska
Interior architect for 1st, 2nd, 4th floors, including restaurant and conference center: Snøhetta
Technical Design: Skanska teknikk and Asplan Viak
11 story office building (no basement to reduce the amount of concrete)
Plan 1 Barception, gym, co-working spaces, and technical rooms
Plan 2 Co-working
Plan 3-8 office space, free seating-clean desk principle
Plan 9 Staff restaurant for all tenants
Plan 10 Conference center/meeting rooms
Plan 11 Rooftop terrace and technical rooms
Gross: 7931 m2
Net: 8403 m2
Plot size: 3580 m2
Energy performance 256000 kWh per year
Solar panel surface (in total) : 1482 m2
Certifications: BREEAM Excellent 72, 88%points
Photo credit: Ivar Kvaal