The light shines in the gold-colored façade of Sintef's headquarters References

Sintef Headquarters Refurbishment

0.4 W/m2K
U-value, complete façade
Energy consumption reduction
6200 tons
CO2 savings
compared to new build

The Sintef Headquarters in Oslo was built in the 1950’s and was in absolute need of refurbishing to display the Sintef motto of “Technology for a Better Community” and be turned into a modern workspace.

The project was supported by Enova to develop a façade system that was better than the Passive House standard with an UcW value of 0.4 W/m²K.

During the refurbishment, all personnel was to work inside the building and should not be disturbed. This was achieved by demounting the external Siporex cladding but leaving all the windows until the new façade was installed and weathertight.

The new façade with its high insulation and air permeability values combined with using the existing structure gave vast CO² reductions compared to making an entirely new build, plus the benefits of a shorter building time and the possibility to still use the buildings during the build.

Location: Forskningsvejen 1, Oslo, Norway
Owner: Sintef SA
Architect: Element Arkitekter
Commissioned by: Byggimpuls SA
Services: Façades, LS3000 Composite and solar panels.
Status: Finsihed in 2022
Photographer: Christian Badenfelt

Scope of work

Design and implementation of a unitized façade system using LS3000 Composite pultruded profiles and four layered IG units. The work was implementation of all aspects from scanning the building and evaluate shape and geometry thru all steps to finalized installation and handover.