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 Universitetet i Tromsø, Øvre og Nedre lysthus

Universitetet i Tromsø, Øvre og Nedre lysthus ( University of Tromsø, Upper and Lower Pavilion)
Address: Universitetsområdet i Breivika, Tromsø
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Architect: Blå Strek Arkitekter AS
Client: Statens Bygge- og Eiendomsdirektorat
Construction System /
Concrete; steel; woodwork; laminated wood
Building Type: Educational facility; office
Keywords: university, educational building, office, concrete, steel, woodwork, laminated wood,
Year of Construction: 1991-1992
The university campus in Breivika is located approximately 3 kilometres north of the Tromsø town centre. The two pavilions are located on a grassy lot that acts like a break in between the building structures. It is constructed like a park, with parallel rows of trees, in a sloping landscape. The buildings are characterised by a fusion of geometric forms and therefore stand in contrast to the remaining architecture on the campus. They are referred to as the Upper and Lower Pavilions and act like sculptural elements in a park. By being located on each side of the walkway axis, which runs through the campus, the buildings communicate with the overbuilt entrances that extend into the axis.
Literature: Ahnlund, Mats & Svein Aamold: Arkitektur og kunstnerisk utsmykning ved Universitetet i Tromsø. Tromsø 1993.
Almaas, Ingerid Helsing: Norway, A guide to recent architecture, London 2002, chap. 7.16
Arkitektur i Norge. Årbok 1992. Oslo 1992
Byggekunst 7/1990, pp. 412-413. "Undervisningsbygg, Universitetet i Tromsø"
Byggekunst 4/1992, pp. 236-239. "Arktiske paviljonger. Undervisningsbygg, Universitetet i Tromsø"
Byggekunst 1-2/1996, p. 43. "Undervisningsbygg for universitetet, Tromsø"
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 30.12.2004
Author: T.A
Photographer: T.A 2004; Jiri Havran

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