NTNU University Campus
By 2025, an ambitious relocation will be made to create the largest city-integrated campus in Norway.
KOHT won the open urban planning and urban design competition for the preliminary work with the master plan for the city-integrated campus. NTNU, Norway’s largest university, will be collocating roughly 33 000 students in the city center of Trondheim. The idea is to create a tightly interconnected network between the existing campus, local parks and the city as a living unit. Through close interdisciplinary cooperation, KOHT worked with in-depth analyses of both programs, building typology, and the local community.
SLA, Migrant, Leva Urban Design, Rambøll
125 000 m²
Completed, 1st Prize in Competiton
“The jury believes that the project has the concept that best corresponds to the important criteria for a successful collocated and city-integrated campus. The winner is not naecessarily chosen because it has the fewest points of conflict, but because the jury believes this proposal gives the greatest benefits for the university and the city itself, and that these benefits clearly weighs up to the challenges the project faces.” — Jury evaluation
What kind of city life will occur and to what extent depends mainly on three things: active mobility, use and the identity of the place. Increased city life has several advantages. It means less traffic, better public health and more informal interactions. Enhanced urban life contributes to safer and more attractive urban spaces that attract even more visitors, as well as businesses.