U7 – Universitetsgaten 7
The project’s general contractor is Norway’s largest construction and civil engineering company and the fourth largest in the Scandinavian market. The U7 project is being developed by Entra ASA, which manages public and private real estate in Norway.
Staticus is in charge for design, engineering, assembly, transport and installation of three types of façades: Unitized façades (approx. 8,050 m2), Stick system (approx. 930 m2), and the Ventilated façade (approx.1,270 m2). Curved transoms, glass and stone and general architectural geometry are highlight of the project. There are many complex interfaces where
the corners are joined in various shapes, which required bespoke solutions in design stage.
The environment and sustainability are key to the project, which will be certified in accordance with the BREEAM-NOR class Excellent, Passive house standard and Energy class A. The material choice for the facades is a combination of glass, aluminum and a light/gilded natural stone cladding. Therefore, high energy-efficiency requirements for building envelope was present from the tender stage: maximum U value for opaque parts is 0,18 W/m²K, and for windows 0,8 W/m²K.
Project is scheduled for completion in Q1 2022.