Building/renovation timeline: 2021 – 2024
The Norwegian demo case is the Voldsløkka School and Cultural area, in Oslo.
Demonstration buildings in Oslo – NO

The project includes the construction of new buildings – a secondary school for 810 students, a new culture hall, a dance hall, and rehearsal space – and the renovation of an existing listed building, in total about 14.000 m2 floor area. The area has high environmental ambitions and will be built as Oslo’s first plus energy school, with a surplus of energy generated, covering all energy needs including appliances/plug-loads. The total area of the PV-installation is 1556m2 and a yearly estimated production of 192 MWh. The new school facility will be integrated as part of the surrounding local area, which complements the area with new functions and activities and strengthens the area’s green structure. The set of actions that will be undertaken by the ARV project will encompass resource efficient renovation processes and district energy analysis and operation, highlighting social, educational, and digital aspects to enhance citizens involvement and generating Citizen Energy Communities.

ARV technologies and innovations to be applied
  • Implementation of AR/VR tools and platform in decision-making process: various 3D and/or visualisation techniques of Virtual Reality (VR) and/or Augmented Reality (AR) are used during the renovation and development of the demonstration district to better communicate results of different scenarios analysis to different types of stakeholders, to facilitate citizen engagement, promote education and training for sustainability. The development of VR and AR applications are targeted toward several distinct stakeholders (city planners and policy makers) and citizen user group types (school children, common public, inhabitants and infrastructure users, service personnel).
  • Raising climate awareness through education and local community engagement, making use of physical educational facilities for sustainability teaching of students.
  • Social renovation will focus on engaging the community before renovation, whereas Energy Transition will establish a physical space and focus on new solutions regarding energy transition and circularity, testing of innovative and prototype solutions, and energy coaching of occupants.
  • A demo-space for citizen’s and children’s education will be implemented with a focus on new technologies like storage, electrical vehicles, renewables, etc. The project includes multi-use meeting areas for engaging the local community more actively in the use of the buildings.
  • Climate adapted design using an innovative open surface water solution. This is the starting point for the design of the school project. The concept is a green and different schoolyard where vegetation and surface water management are used as a resource to create good and varied outdoor spaces.
Credits to Spinn Arkitekter AS & Kontur Arkitekter AS
Credits to Spinn Arkitekter AS & Kontur Arkitekter AS
Credits to Spinn Arkitekter AS & Kontur Arkitekter AS
Credits to Spinn Arkitekter AS & Kontur Arkitekter AS
Credits to Spinn Arkitekter AS & Kontur Arkitekter AS
Credits to Spinn Arkitekter AS & Kontur Arkitekter AS


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