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 Hvilhaug sykehjem

Hvilhaug sykehjem ( Hvilhaug Nursing Home)
Address: Mellomveien 82, Tromsø
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Architect: Harry Gangvik arkitekt MNAL
Client: Tromsø Municipality
Construction System /
Building Type: Retirement home; nursing home
Keywords: concrete, ribbon windows, nursing home
Year of Construction: 1968-69
The Hvilhaug Nursing Home is located approximately 1.5 kilometres south of Tromsø's town centre. This white elongated building is located on a flat terrain, which elsewhere slopes downwards towards the east and the sea. The nearest building is the previous nursing home, which today houses the Steiner School. Hvilhaug is located in a residential neighbourhood, a parking lot and a traffic area surrounds the building.

The nursing home is a three-storied white concrete building. The entire complex is composed of three volumes. A dominating elongated wing, which is orientated in a north-south direction, houses the residents' rooms. Two smaller "boxes," of varying heights are located on a slight angle, on the north end of the elongated wing. Among other things, they house the kitchen and laundry room. Each floor has a long window band on the east-side. The building is characterised by a horizontal quality, white plastered concrete and window bands.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 08.06.2005
Author: K.W; T.A
Photographer: T.A 2005

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