Quality requirements for buildings and outdoors

Quality requirements for buildings and outdoors

NTNU's quality requirements for buildings and outdoors is a development project  to prepare and summarize standardised and general quality principles for the development of our buildings and outdoor areas on campus.  

The project aims to establish common principles and requirements for NTNU's future university buildings. The quality requirements must be general, concrete and describe the general university building of the future. They shall apply to all development, maintenance and upgrading of NTNU's campuses in Gjøvik, Ålesund and Trondheim.

Special requirements

The quality requirements describe which special requirements NTNU has beyond standard, for example related to architecture, building structure, technique, acoustics, outdoor, logistics, energy and environmental requirements. There is a need to compile, quality assure and further develop existing requirements for the univerity's needs over time.

Graphic model showing different quality requirements for buildings and outdoors at NTNU.

Unified campus is the driving force

The project of unifying NTNUs campus in Trondheim is the driving force for establishing the quality requirements. For the unifying of campus in Trondheim, the quality requirements will be the premise document for start-up of regulation, programming and comprehensive design of new buildings. The quality requirements will thus be NTNU's principles and perspective on the development of the campus regardless of the form of implementation.

10-year perspective

The project establishing NTNU's quality requirements for buildings and outdoors started 25.4. 2019. NTNU Campus Development leads the development of the first version in collaboration with NTNU Property Division, NTNU Campus Service and relevant academic environments at NTNU. Version 1.0 will serve as input to NTNU's strategic Campus Development Plan and unifying NTNU's campus in Trondheim within a 10-year perspective.

The work is carried out in working groups with a broad composition of participants from NTNU and from advisory actors. NTNU Real Estate and NTNU Campus Service are responsible for further development and maintenance of the requirements.

From workshop 2

 From workshop 2 and creative work process. Photo: Christel Vindenes

From workshop 2

 Group presentation at workshop 2 on architecture and building structure. Photo: Christel Vindenes.