Pilot Projects

Airport redevelopment, Bodø

Bodø’s former civil and military airport is planned to be replaced by a smaller civil airport, located 900m southwest of the existing one. Today the site is approx. 5 600 000 m2 and located in close proximity to the city centre. An area of 2 200 000 m2 will be used for the civil airport development. The remaining 3 400 000 m2 – the same size as the current city centre – is dedicated to expanding the existing city centre and will include residential and business areas, as well as a logistic hub (flight, railway, shipping) close to the airport. The planned multifunctional urban area, known as NyBy, will be developed within the next 60 to 80 years.

Campus Evenstad

The Department of Applied Ecology and Agriculture of the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Innlandet) is located at the Campus Evenstad. It is located in a rural area in the Stor-Elvdal municipality. The campus accounts for 61 000 m2 of land with 17 buildings (10 000 m2 gross internal area (GIA)) with different uses: administration, education, and sport, student housing and building operation. The construction of a new administration and education building with ZEB-COM standard and a GIA of 1 141m2 between 2015 and 2016 was one of the ZEB Centre’s nine pilot projects.

Fornebu, Bærum

In Spring 2018, the Fornebu area was appointed a laboratory and test area for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In the ‘Climate Strategy 2020” of the municipality of Bærum, it is written that Fornebu shall be established as a zero emission area by 2027. In the coming years, several low carbon projects will be conducted by public and private actors. Within 2025, fossil free public transport solutions to and from the area, will be established. The planning of a light rail path connecting the area to the centre of Oslo, has already started. The Fornebu area will contain urban structures that will facilitate low and zero carbon mobility within the area, including pedestrian walking, bicycling and electrical vehicles.

Furuset, Oslo

The Furuset project aims to combine the physical upgrading of the neighbourhood centre of Furuset from the 1970’s with high environmental ambitions. The renewal includes the infrastructure taking into consideration energy, waste and water, traffic, green landscaping and social issues, the extension of the number of residential units and work places, and the development of an attractive urban space. The exact number of the planned 1 700 – 2 300 housing units and 2 000 – 3 400 work places depends on the realization of a covered E6 highway (“highway lid”), which was controversial when discussed during the planning phase and a final decision has not yet been made. The estimated timeframe for completion is 2030.

Knowledge Axis Trondheim

The Knowledge Axis is a north-south bound route in Trondheim that includes a high concentration of knowledge-intensive institutions involved in research, education, business and public sectors. NTNU is one of the primary actor along the axis and the re-location of the social sciences campus currently found at Dragvoll, to the Gløshaugen Campus will strengthen this position. The relocation encompasses a spatial demand of 136 000 m2 of floor area and, after the completion in 2025, 17 000 additional users. In total 36 316 students and 7 550 employees will use the campus on a regular basis.

Ydalir, Elverum

The Ydalir project aims to develop a new neighbourhood with high energy and emission ambitions in the town of Elverum in Hedmark. The estimated timeframe for completion is 2030. 800 to 1 000 residential units are planned to be developed (approx. 100 000 m2). The residential units are planned as a combination of detached houses and apartment buildings, and are built around a school for approx. 300 students (approx. 5 000 m2) and a kindergarten with eight units (approx. 1 500 m2).

Zero Village Bergen

The Zero Village Bergen project encompass the development of a new neighbourhood on the outskirts of Bergen. The planning consists of approximately 720 dwellings (92 000 m2), divided between terraced houses (68% of total floor area) and apartment blocks (25%). 7% of the floor area is dedicated to non-residential purposes such as offices, shops and a kindergarten. In addition, a common parking garage using mainly wood as building material, is planned. The estimated time frame for the project is 10-20 years.