Dørgende Våt



Dørgende Våt was a student competition in Bergen, Norway.

The competition called for a heating central capable of pumping up seawater and use the warmth of the sea to heat 400 residents and local industry complexes. 

The building in itself was designed in massive wood and to a passive house standard.

The building is divided in two parts one for the pumping station and the other as a small schoolroom for students to learn about renewable energy. Between the two parts a stair reaches all the way down to the ocean in order to provide access for the general population.

At night the stair becomes a visual reminder of how the energy is being lifted from the sea and distributed to the surrounding area.

This project was the winner of the competition