Sonja Henie Ice Arena, Oslo, Norway

Sonja Henie ice rink is a visually spectacular project with an extensive moss roof covering the main part of the structure. The facility is built in Oslo's culturally and historically important Frogner park, where the green roofs and building volume conform to the park's value as a green amenity for Oslo and the thousands of tourists that visit the park each year. The project includes an ambitious environmental agenda and the building fulfils the passive house standard. District heating provides thermal energy and heat from the ice refrigeration is used in the close by pool facility. The green roofs contribute to energy savings by providing both insulation and cooling due to evapotranspiration. The moss mats were propagated on a recycled textile layer that is glued to the roof. The project also includes an integrated storm water strategy, with the capture of runoff from the extensive green roof in rain beds, supplemented by a cistern system.

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Author David V. Brasfield
Last Updated October 20, 2021, 16:46 (UTC)
Created October 14, 2021, 20:18 (UTC)
Accessibility Visually accessible
Address Middelthuns gae 26, Oslo, Norway
Built environment category Municipal
Contractor Håndverkskompaniet AS (Inc)
Design Architecture
Developer Municipal Undertaking for Cultural and Sport Facilities (KID)
Ecosystem service deliveries Reduced urban heat island effect
Green building certification NA
Green infrastructure supplier XeroFlor (supplier of moss mats)
Green roof type Extensive
Number of constructions 1
Project category New build
Project completion date 2020-11-15
Project cost 280000
Project type Green roof
Size 4600
Slope 0
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