T&A plays key role in keeping services in tune in Oslo Opera House
To help the new Oslo Opera House in Norway meet challenging standards for energy consumption, consultants Erichsen Og Horgen worked with Tour & Andersson to ensure the hydronic system was fully controllable — in particular, that the design flow should be available at all terminals at fully load, the differential pressure did not vary and flows were compatible at all system interfaces.
Part of the EU ECO-culture programme, this opera house is the single largest cultural project in Norway. The overall objectives of ECO-culture buildings are to reduce energy consumption, and hence CO2 emissions for cooling by 75 to 80% and for heating by 35 to 50%.
The building spans some 38 500 m2 with a floor area of 15 590 m2. There are 1100 rooms, consisting of public areas, stage area and a roof landscape.
To meet the design requirements, T&A’s differential-pressure controllers and manual balancing valves were installed by Oras AS.
The other buildings in the ECO-culture programme are the Danish Royal Theatre and Amsterdam Library.