1. Feb 2004
11. Jun 2013
The final centre of the St. Olavs development project will open on the 25th of September 2013.
KNOWLEDGE CENTRE FACTS:
|The Knowledge Centre will open on the 25th of September this year. Photo: Frode Nicolaisen||
· The Knowledge Centre is a building for research, teaching and patient treatment
· The centre is the final one in Phase 2 of the massive hospital and university development project at Øya in Trondheim.
· The centre has the largest auditorium at the hospital, with 380 seats, a library for health and medicine, workstations for students and areas for research and teaching. Several of the laboratories are amongst the most advanced in the country.
· The total area of the centre is 17 000 square metres, divided more or less equally between the university’s Faculty of Medicine and St. Olavs Hospital. Sør-Trøndelag University College is also part of the library.
· The research activity at the centre is connected to the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine. The units located at the Knowledge Centre are the Palliative Care Research Centre (PRC) and the Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR).
· The Knowledge Centre includes several organisations that work with infrastructure for research, such as European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN) and Norwegian Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (NorCRIN)
· The centre includes outpatient clinics and wards for skin and infectious diseases; a total of 26 single rooms.
· The centre is divided in four wings of varying height. The main entrance faces Olav Kyrres Plass; inside the entrance you will find a canteen and a pharmacy.
· The centre will house the university hospital’s high-tech teaching and presentation system, “Kunnskapsportalen” (“Portal of Knowledge”).
· The centre has a medical museum.
· The Knowledge Centre is the first hospital building in Norway built to passive house standards. It will need approximately 45 % less energy than the national regulatory requirements.
FLOOR BY FLOOR:
Wards infectious diseases
Wards skin diseases
Offices – NTNU and St. Olav
Laboratories and offices – NTNU
Polyclinic – skin diseases, STDs, light treatment
Polyclinic – infectious diseases
The Portal of Knowledge (“Kunnskapsportalen”)
ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Developer: Helsebygg Midt-Norge – The Hospital Development Project for Central Norway
Builder: Central Norway Regional Health Authority
Financed by: The Ministry of Health and Care Services and the Ministry of Education and Research
Advisors: Team St. Olav (COWI, Narud Stokke Wiig and Ratio architects)
Main building contractor: Veidekke
Main technical contractor: YIT
Construction started: May 2nd 2011, due for completion: September 25th 2013
The most energy-efficient hospital building
The Knowledge Centre is the first hospital building in Norway built to passive house standards. It will need approximately 45 % less energy than the national regulatory requirements. As a result the centre has received 6 million NOK in support from Enova.
The passive house standard has been achieved thanks to a unique cooperation between the builder organisation, the contractors Veidekke and YIT, as well as the advisors from Team St. Olav.
Every part of the planning process has been characterised by energy-efficiency, and the need for energy has been reduced through passive measures such as extra heat insulation, extra care given to tightness and heat recovery. Other measures taken include differentiated low energy lighting, exterior sun screening and control of light and air based on current needs.
According to technical regulations (2007) a university hospital’s annual net energy use should be less than 238kWh/m2 per square metre. Helsebygg has planned to reduce it to 200, and based on the latest calculations the Knowledge centre will need just 128 kWh/m2; more than 100 kWh/m2 less than the national requirements.