Snøhetta architects become carbon negative

Photo: The Powerhouse Kjørbo, a renovated office building near Oslo designed by Snøhetta, is a Futurebuilt project and has been certified with a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Published on March 5th, 2023. Editorial team.

From 2039, the architecture firm Snøhetta will only design carbon-negative buildings. After the Powerhouse project on Brattørkaia in Trondheim, Snøhetta aims to make all of their projects emission-friendly. This means that the buildings designed by the firm will generate more energy than they use during their lifetime, according to the architecture and design magazine Dezeen.

“It’s urgent”

Snøhetta plans to make this shift within the next 20 years. Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, a partner in Snøhetta, told the magazine that the firm is taking these measures because it is urgent to respond to climate change.

Following the success of Powerhouse

“In the next ten years, Snøhetta will focus on making all design-level projects in our project portfolio carbon-neutral. Within the next twenty years, we will ensure that all of our realized buildings are carbon-neutral,” says Thorsen to Dezeen. Snøhetta declares this following the success of the Powerhouse project on Brattørkaia in Trondheim, which is designed to be carbon-negative for the 60 years that the building is planned to stand. Powerhouse Telemark was completed in 2020 and achieved BREEAM Outstanding certification.

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