The Municipality of Oslo has the ambition to build the world’s best residence for elderly people needing long-term care. The building is a Future Built project and aims for BREEAM-NOR Outstanding certification.
The Tåsen nursing home contains 135 beds with accommodation for residents and visitors, as well as nursing and staff facilities. In addition, there will be a day centre with activities for guests and residents.
The building will be mostly built in CLT (cross-laminated timber) and the timber will be left exposed as much as possible inside and outside. Degree of Freedom has been responsible for the structure of the building which is composed of concrete, CLT and glulam timber elements.
The goal for the project is to build the world’s best nursing home. The energy positive building in solid timber will offer the best indoor environment for the residents. The building will also satisfy the criteria of the Energy Label A (Dark Green), BREEAM-NOR Outstanding and the Passive House Standard (NS3700/3701).
Due to the strict environmental requirements from the client, great emphasis has been placed on industrial production on the construction site, with a high degree of prefabrication of elements for assembly. The foundations and basement are concrete structures.
Structural engineering during architectural competition, concept, and preliminary design.