AKER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

DESIGN: 2013
PROGRAM: 150 000 m² office, education, architecture competition
CLIENT: Fornebuporten Aker ASA
LOCATION: Fornebu, Norway
COLLABORATION: ZINC interior designers AS

CENTER OF KNOWLEDGE

AKER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
CENTER OF KNOWLEDGE

DESIGN: 2013
PROGRAM: 150 000 m² office, education, architecture competition
CLIENT: Fornebuporten Aker ASA
LOCATION: Fornebu, Norway
COLLABORATION: ZINC interior designers AS
Siteplan of total area

What concerns the future generation? What characterizes the most innovative companies in the world? How will we acquire knowledge in the future? 
These questions became the foundation for the design of the AIT campus. 
Fornebuporten has a central  location in Norway’s knowledge cluster for oil industry, and contains all the factors necessary to establish a unique subsea cluster. AIT will be a landmark and create the natural meeting place for the oil industry and the oil companies. The ambition is to become the leading graduate school within the oil industry and its services.

Conceptual rendering of AIT Campus

Besides the complex school/office building, the AIT Campus consist of two big office buildings that are under construction (“Fornebuporten Phase 1”), that is to be completed in may 2016, a single row of office buildings structured according to the barcode-principle (Bjørvika, Oslo) and housing in the south-west side of the site.

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To achieve this, the cooperation and sharing of knowledge is necessary. The architecture encourages new ways of working, new ways of learning, interaction and communication. “The floor of knowledge” is the central element and the core of the project. Establishing the “Floor of knowledge” provides different venues for informal meetings and facilitates joint use of functions. The different programs has its own buildings that connects to this floor: master degree, short-term education, offices, exercise, media lab, auditoriums and so on.

Masterplan 1:1000
Model photo of AIT Campus

The office buildings consist of two towers, and the remaining volumes are smaller boxes where the different programs are reflected in the architecture. The size of the buildings are defined by the program; the footprint of the individual volumes are a response to an optimal layout for each function, while the height is a response to spatial requirements.

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Besides the complex school/office building, the AIT Campus consist of two big office buildings that are under construction (“Fornebuporten Phase 1”), that is to be completed in may 2016, a single row of office buildings structured according to the barcode-principle (Bjørvika, Oslo) and housing in the south-west side of the site.

Masterplan diagram, program-split
Diagram masterplan, landscape strategy
Diagram masterplan: pedestrians network
Diagram masterplan: traffic circulation
AIT Campus, Ground floor plan 1:200
INT Ground floor plan with landscape 1:200
Masteprlan 1:1000
Model photo
Model Photo
Model Photo of AIT Towers
Model Photo, materplan
Model Photo
Model Photo
Model Photo