Gottlieb Paludan Architects selected to plan Norway's Ocean Space Centre


Norwegian Statsbygg has selected Gottlieb Paludan Architects Norway to deliver the development plans for Norway's new Ocean Space Centre in Trondheim. The centre will replace today's maritime research centre at Tyholt and is set to become a state-of-the-art centre for research, technology and education for NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and SINTEF (Institute for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation). 

Ocean Space Centre Laboratories will hold large laboratories, research and teaching facilities for approx. 1000 employees and students and will comprise approx. 50.000 new sqm. Ocean Space Centre is an important element in the creation of value and development in the ocean industries and technologies in the coming years. The centre has been planned to hold several wet laboratories in the shape of large pools for testing and researching scale models of platforms, ships, boats etc. as well as laboratories for the testing of different types of engines and structures with emphasis on climate and environmental solutions. 

- We are looking forward to spearhead this project and wew anticipate quite some impact on the development of maritime research and industry, on local and national levels as well as internationally, says Sissel Arctander, manager for the Ocean Space Centre project and head of Planning and Urbanism at Gottlieb Paludan Architects' Trondheim-office. 

Through frame work aggreements with Statsbygg, Gottlieb Paludan Architects has been responsible for several development and programming-assignments and the office is very experinced in the campus planning discipline with projects in the cities of Trondheim, Stavanger, Molde, Ålesund og Harstad. This year Gottlieb Paludan Architects also won a frame work aggreement with Sweden's Akademiska Hus, a national organisation with responsibilty for developing and building for universities and other educational institutions in Sweden. 

– With this experience in mind, we are a very good match for Statsbygg, with the organisation's big ambitions and the level of complexity, represented by this assignmenet, states Kjersti Bjørkeng Størdal, head of Gottlieb Paludan Architects' Trondheim office.

Read more here: Statsbygg.no

Photo: NTNU/Erik Børseth