St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building

St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
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ST. OLAVSVEI 18 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

Oslotre

ARCHITECTS
Oslotre

PHOTOGRAPHS
Kyrre Sundal

CATEGORY
Apartments

LOCATION
Kristiansand, Norway

MANUFACTURERS
Graphisoft, Moelven, Steico, Splitcon

STRUCTURAL CONCEPT
Timber Ny Struktur AS / Concrete Multiconsult AS

AREA
1466 m²

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS
Bravida Norge AS

CLIENT/OWNER
St. Olavsvei 18 AS

SOUND CONSULTANT
Brekke & Strand

VENTILATION CONSULTANT
Rivcco AS

GENERAL CONTRACTOR
VEF Entreprenør AS

FIRE SERVICES
Sweco Norge AS

YEAR
2022

Oslotre AS is pleased to present St. Olavsvei 18, the first residential CLT project in Kristiansand, Norway.

St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
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St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
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The 5 stories densification project is situated within the center of Kristiansand and the building offers apartments aimed at first-time buyers.

Most of the 28 apartments are no more than 40m2, but while modest in size the apartments are high in quality.

Working within strictly bound site restrictions Oslotre has successfully managed to ensure that each of the apartments has light from at least two directions and large, generous balconies and terraces.

The ceiling height has been increased from standard 2,4m to 2,6m and most of the large windows are full floor to ceiling height increasing the overall spatial quality of the apartments.

St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
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St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
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The full-height windows also contribute to the material efficiency of the CLT elements by reducing the need for cutout and overall waste of materials.

Material efficiency and rationality have been central to the development of the project.

Shorter spans allow for an extremely efficient CLT structure with wall elements no more than 8 cm thick, the floor slabs only 12cm.

St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
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St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
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The shorter spans are made possible by introducing supporting structural glulam beams within the individual apartments.

This solution means that the apartments, though bound by shorter spans and tight floorplans, have a greater possibility of flexibility and alternative arrangements within a tight structural system.

St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
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St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
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The building is clad in the heartwood of pine creating a play between smooth panels and extruding battens, with battens continuing past some windows and cornices to form railings, giving the facade a light and dynamic expression. The cladding is treated with a warm shade of grey.

Over time this will be replaced by the natural greying process, contrasting nicely with the sheltered cladding under the balconies

And on the retracted parts of the façade which offer a warmer feel to the more intimate spaces in the facade in oiled cedarwood.

St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
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St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
© Kyrre Sundal

This way of building with timber shows that it is possible to build competitive and economic timber buildings without compromising architectural qualities.


St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
Ground Floor Plan
St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
2nd Floor Plan
St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
3rd Floor Plan
St. Olavsvei 18 Residential Building
4th Floor Plan