Demo Neighbourhood Norway

Verket Atrium and Panormana are part of Verksbyen, a new urban development project that will comprise 56 units in apartment buildings. The project and associated land areas are fully owned by the real estate developer Arca Nova Bolig AS. The demo project, also called Vaxpian, is part of a wider neighbourhood regeneration scheme of about 2000 new housing units during the next ten years in the former industrial district of Verksbyen, in Fredrikstad.

Neighbourhood approach

A sustainable and efficient energy system will be set up in Verksbyen including mobility and energy exchange solutions between buildings and future neighbourhoods in the area.

Developer | Arca Nova Bolig AS
  • private real estate developer
  • Homeownership
56 housing units
  • year of construction: 2021
  • number of units: Panorama – 20 / Atrium – 36
  • main building typology: block buildings
  • dimension of units: about 50 to 185 m2
  • residential surface: Panorama 1 775 m2 / Atrium 2 779 m2

All buildings are built with passive house standard:

  • no thermal bridging
  • superior windows
  • high quality insulation
  • balanced ventilation with heat recovery
  • an airtight building envelope.
Active systems
  • Solar panels integrated into facades and roofs;
  • balanced ventilation with heat recovery;
  • ground source heat pump.
  • Neighbourhood energy sharing;
  • low carbon design;
  • recycled materials in construction;
  • renewable energy sources/linked to SMART ICT-based components.

Former Demo Neighbourhood Norway

The Norwegian demo case is a new development in Oslo, representing a cold climate. It has circular shape that emphasises the social issues of sustainable neighbourhoods like sharing of spaces, functions, energy, and infrastructure. As such, the project has high symbolic value in showing the importance of community issues in neighbourhood developments.

Developer | Obos nye hjem
  • Cooperative Housing
  • New construction
144 Housing units
  • Gross area (housing): 12.730 m²
  • Common area: 160 m²
  • Basement: 5.200 m²
  • Floors: 4 + 1
  • Courtyard: 3000 m²
  • Car parking: 80 units
  • Bicycle parking: 400 units
  • High efficient solar panels
  • District heating
  • Ventilation system with heath recovery
  • Passive House
  • Smart charging of EV and battery storage
  • Smart house technology.
  • Breeam certified
  • Low carbon design.
  • Shared spaces.
  • Technical IT platform to initiate activities to create a vibrant neighbourhood.
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