KHiB features triple glazing units with double silver solar control coating HS SN 70/37 from Guardian on outer pane and laminated tempered inner pane with fritting. General glass sizes of 1.3х3.2 m dominated in project. Coatings on both outer and inner panes result in maximum energy efficiency with total insulated glass thickness of 58 mm.
Location: Bergen, Norway
Area: 1900 sqm.
KHiB is art and design facilities located under one roof. The Snøhetta architects design's intent was to create an eastethic building that would compile current project and activities to a single public audience. Bergen Academy became not only a university, but also a new public and entertainment place with library, cafes, presentation zones, and outdoor terraces.
Due to interesting design, the facade looks light and attractive with a combination of aluminium plates. Extra Large dimensions of insulated glass units allow enjoying natural sunlight.