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Smestad Recycling Centre

Name: Smestad Recycling Centre

Architects: Longva arkitekter

Location: Oslo, Norway


  • It is a facility for the public where all waste handling takes place indoors
  • Robust, unclimatised open hall
  • There are areas for hazardous waste and maintenance/changing rooms/cafeteria for employees/offices and technical rooms
  • Saw-tooth roof
  • Maximise traffic flow and parking for the public
  • Space for 34 cars
  • 16 waste fractions
  • Constructed from low impact materials
  • Fa├žade is concrete/brick/laminated wood/metal (weathering steel)
  • Roof is planted with sedum

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