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Austad-bygget ( The Austad Building)
Address: Killengrensgate 5
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Architect: Architect MNAL Jan Østgård on behalf of Harry Gangvik AS
Client: I. Austad
Construction System /
Site cast concrete; glass; coated metal standing seam cladding
Building Type: commercial mixed use building
Year of Construction: 1972-1973
Austad-bygget is a mixed usage commercial building situated in Tromsø’s city centre not far from the seafront covering a major part of the quarter Fredrik Langes gate, Sjøgata and Killengrensgate. The main facade faces Sjøgata and the city centre. This area at the front is also called Smørtorget. The neighbourhood is dominated by hotels and other commercial buildings, in scale similar to Austad-bygget, and together they make a strong contrast to the few remaining original wooden buildings in the vicinity.

Austad-bygget has a strong character and is a modernist building composed with a horizontal emphasis to underline its shape and size.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 19.04.2015
Author: B.K.
Photographer: I.H.2014

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