SOPP Student Housing
Lillehammer, the site of the upcoming 2016 Youth Olympic Games, is soon to open the doors for a new development of student accommodation, which - in line with ‘passive house’ standards - has put environmental credentials at the forefront of the design and selection of construction materials.
The development, designed by Henning Larsen Architects and SGB, is named SOPP, as it will house students in its 360 apartments across four blocks. The whole development is clad in Kebony’s sustainable, durable wood that will offer resistance to the chilly, windswept climate of the mountainous, lakeside Gudbrandsdal region.
Petter Syverud, the development’s Project Manager at Ekstenso, commented "We wanted to incorporate sustainability into this project, without compromising on the aestheticism or nuance of its design – Kebony provided an opportunity to do just that."