Kebony Boat House by TreStykker Students

Students' Eco-Friendly Design Pops Up in Oslo

Students from three Norwegian architecture schools have joined forces to design an eco-chic boathouse in Oslo’s central harbourfront.

The project is an example of sustainable architecture, functioning as not just a boat house but also a venue for small concerts, theatrical performances and music shows by national broadcaster NRK.

The boathouse was constructed using Kebony, an alternative to tropical hardwood and toxic-treated woods. It’s sustainable, eco-friendly, easy to maintain and resistant to decay.  

Students were working under TreStykker, an independent workshop that coordinates pupils at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Bergen School of Architecture and NTNU in Trondheim. The workshop is created and driven solely by students and seeks to give participants practical knowledge of architectural processes.

‘Construction of the boat house has enabled the students involved to realise their creative vision with spectacular result,’ says Mattias Tellqvist, TreStykker board member. ‘We are thrilled to be working with Kebony and the resulting transformation of the harbour.’

*More from Oslo: click here to see Renzo Piano’s new Astrup Fearnley Museet in the Oslo harbour.*

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