Snøhetta completes Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Norway SN hetta在挪威完成Powerhouse Bratt rkaia
Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim was designed to not only support its own energy needs, but also neighbouring buildings and vehicles. Photography: Ivar Kvaal
‘The energy sector and building industry accounts for over 40 per cent of global industry’s heat-trapping emissions combined, according to the World Resources Institute’, explain Oslo-based architects Snøhetta. ‘As the world’s population and consequences of the climate crisis continue to grow worldwide, we are challenged to think how to build responsibly – creating high quality spaces for people while also reducing our environmental footprint.’
Their input towards solving this crisis? A dedication to considerate, sustainable architecture, and their latest offering – Powerhouse Brattørkaia, in Trondheim, Norway – is a case in point. Welcome to the ’world’s northernmost energy-positive building’.
他们对解决这场危机的投入？致力于体贴、可持续的建筑，以及他们的最新产品-挪威特隆赫姆的Powerhouse Bratt rkaia-就是一个很好的例子。欢迎来到“世界上最北端的节能建筑”。
This innovative building – which houses workspaces – is cleverly designed to actually produce energy, rather than just consume it. In fact, astonishingly, it produces more electricity than it consumes – and that includes the energy that was required to build it.
Solar harvesting (through, for example, solar cells) was a key way to achieve this, while the nearby sea water contributes to both the heating and cooling system within. A sloping roof and top level courtyard were designed towards optimal orientation for solar energy production. So now, the building not only supports its own energy needs, but actually powers neighbouring buildings, electric buses, cars and boats too, through a local micro grid.
‘Energy-positive buildings are the buildings of the future. The mantra of the design industry should not be “form follows function” but “form follows environment”. This means that the design thinking of today should focus on environmental considerations and reducing our footprint first, and have the design follow this premise,’ says Snøhetta founder Kjetil Trædal Thorsen. §
能源积极的建筑是未来的建筑。设计行业的口号不应该是“形式跟随功能”，而应该是“形式跟随环境”。这意味着今天的设计思想应该首先注重环境考虑，减少我们的足迹，让设计遵循这个前提，“Sn hetta创始人Kjetil Tr dal Thorsen说。§