KA13 Workplace & Coworking Constructing / Mad arkitekter
Textual content description offered by the architects. KA13 is positioned in central Oslo. A previously dilapidated constructing has turn out to be a vibrant and totally revitalized, fashionable office- and coworking house. The mission consists of two elements: rehabilitation of the prevailing constructing and a brand new extension, in addition to upgraded technical services. The extension is predominantly produced from a variety of reused constructing supplies, sourced from totally different building websites round Norway.
In numbers, KA13 has achieved a neighborhood reuse of ca. 80% and emission reductions of ca. 70%, for the mission as a complete. The programming has remained unchanged with places of work on all flooring above floor stage. Nevertheless, some new features have been added, corresponding to communal features and bicycle parking within the basement, roof-top terraces, and customary areas all through the constructing, including worth to the mission.
KA13 stands as a monument to reuse, however the journey has been difficult and eventful. The reuse course of is totally different from common building, and the mission is closely affected by the supplies that had been obtainable through the mission interval. The consumer, identified for high-quality and future-oriented initiatives, wished to prepared the ground with an modern mission.
Now we have been working with reuse and the transformation of buildings for fairly a while, buying helpful abilities and data. Nevertheless, extensively reusing single-building parts, as finished in KA13, is a groundbreaking course of. This required methods fine-tuned via interdisciplinary processes, the place all disciplines had been carefully concerned each step of the way in which. Since there’s at present no system for qualifying constructing supplies for reuse, all supplies needed to be sourced, examined, and ready individually.
Every element was evaluated by an interdisciplinary group on a wide range of standards; from price and repair life, to perform and aesthetics. After rigorous analysis and being cleared to be used, parts had been ready for transportation, storage, and on-site set up. Buildings account for a big a part of our useful resource use when it comes to supplies, vitality, and waste.
The best way KA13 challenges established norms is a giant step in direction of elevated sustainability. As well as, the preservation of buildings is very priceless for contextual identities and historical past, which makes a profound contribution to a extra sustainable society. A predominance of supplies utilized in KA13 got here from donor buildings inside a brief distance. Now we have reused concrete slabs from previous authorities services and metal constructions from warehouses, with the home windows coming from an incorrect order made on a unique mission.
The railings are sourced from an previous swimming bathtub and the facade cladding consists of panels from numerous initiatives round Oslo. Previous radiators, doorways, wall coverings, and even furnishings had been saved from the unique constructing and thoroughly restored. The sector of reuse is basically about techniques, rules, and components exterior structure itself. Regardless of a number of challenges now we have achieved outcomes which few thought potential, thus paving the way in which for others to comply with as we attempt to steer the development trade in direction of a extra sustainable future.