Kristian Augustsgt. 23 Oslo

Norway's first circular building with conservation status.

Seltor is proud to be the contractor on the Kristian Augustsgt. 23 in Oslo.

"KA23 has become a building with a unique character, charm and a clear identity.

KA23 was originally the headquarters of the Norwegian Employers' Association, and the building was designed by architects Bjercke and Eliassen. The building dates from 1951 and is typical of its era.

-"The facade of KA23 is therefore protected, which meant that from day one we had to think conservation before demolition," says Atle Sundby, Project Director at Höegh Eiendom AS.

He explains that the interior of the building does not have protected status, but there were many good qualities in the building that they wanted to preserve.

Höegh Eiendom also has high environmental and sustainability ambitions with the aim of actively contributing to a sustainable transition in the real estate industry, including an increased focus on resource optimization.

Environmental considerations and architectural value were therefore the motivators for implementing KA23 as a repurposed object.

KA23 is FutureBuilt's first model project for circular buildings with cultural heritage protection. The building has been rehabilitated with respect, and the area has received an upgrade of a beautiful and period cornerstone in Kristian Augustsgate," says Sundby.

"Seltor has been a forward-thinking partner in the project with a focus on circular economy, new technical solutions and the value of smart building features"

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