22 Apr Campus Ås recently opened. We show you what we were doing there.
In Ås, Norway, Campus Ås was recently inaugurated. A university complex of 8 interconnected buildings adding a total of 63,000 m2. It is undoubtedly the most extensive project in Norway of which we were part. Headed and run by the architectural firms Fabel Arkitektur and Henning Larsen Architects. The purpose of this project was to migrate the Veterinary Institute and Faculty from Oslo to Akershus.
In this very promising project Frapont was in charge of designing and installing the interior stairs along with their interior cladding and railings. The stairs were made of solid oak wood. In the handrail area a perimeter groove was designed for the installation of the lights inside the staircase. For the exterior cladding of the stairs we opted for a sheet metal cladding, we did not install the folded sheet metal plate but we worked together to fix it in place. We developed a structure external to the staircase that would allow the sheet metal to be attached
In proportion of the work done on the stairs to the total work, it was a minuscule job, but that does not mean that it was not relevant. Our human capital gives us the infrastructure to deal with projects as punctual as this one, where deadlines, entry and exit on the building site must be complied. As for the materials, the client asked us to have them certified by PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). This type of certification requires audits and certifications on wood where Frapont already has an articulated structure with suppliers and customers where we support them throughout the certification process.
We know that architects like photographs of construction work because you can appreciate the process of it. That’s why we wanted to share our photos with you so you can appreciate its development.
Below we share the links to the websites of the architectural firms that executed the work so that you can see the magnitude of this project: