Dragvoll campus contains a series of individual buildings connected by glass covered streets, creating a city within a city. The structure was purpose built to house NTNU and has done so since its construction in 1978.
NTNU plans to consolidate its campuses to a central location. As a result, the campus at Dragvoll will be vacated and in need of a new function if it is to avoid demolition.
This thesis investigates the possibility of transforming the space into apartments and shared workspace, focusing on one building in detail. Detailed energy and daylight analysis were used to drive design decisions.
The deep building provided challenges with apartments only having access to one outer façade. To resolve this, terraces and atriums were introduced to increase daylight. The result is two apartment designs that are energy efficient, have good daylight qualities and comfortable indoor environments.
The historical Dragvoll campus has a great potential to continue to service the community and provide an alternative to city living.