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Main venue at Oslo Metropolitan University


Digital & physical attandance

The conference is being planned as a fully digital event in Zoom, and other social platforms.

If COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted sufficiently, the most interactive events (incl. workshops, & practice seminars) will become hybrid [digital+physical] events hosted at OsloMet, and exhibitions, technical tours, and social events will planned in Oslo City.

Andrea Arntzen's Building (street address Pilestredet 32: MazeMap link), an attractive and spacious new low-energy building housing OsloMet’s largest auditorium. It is located in the heart of Oslo, 550 meters from the nearest metro station (Nationaltheatret), 200 meters from the airport bus (Flybussen), and 100 meters from the nearest tram stop (Holbergs plass). There are five hotels within a radius if 250 meters.

About Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)

The conference secratariat is hosted at the Department of Civil Engineering & Energy Technology at OsloMet (Street address Pilestredet 35: MazeMap link). The engineering disciplines at OsloMet stem from Christiania Tekniske skole (Oslo technical school, pictured here) which was founded in 1873. The engineering school has undergone numerous name changes and amalgamations through history including health sciences, most recently in 2018, when Oslo & Akershus University College of Applied Sciences achieved university status and changed name to Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). The other university in the city is the University of Oslo (UiO) which is Norway’s oldest university, but has no engineering degree programmes related to buildings.

Some facts about OsloMet:

  • Norway’s 3rd largest university, with 20,000 students.
  • Strong vocational/professional profile, including engineering, health sciences, social sciences, and education faculties
  • Oslo Municipality's high ambitions for sustainability and decarbonization, coupled with Norway's strict building-energy regulations, has lead to a number of very ambitious new and rehabilitated projects. For example, the city council led the innovation project FutureBuilt ( to develop 50 landmark sustainable buildings in the Oslo region by 2020.
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About Oslo City

  • Norway's capital city
  • Population 680,000
  • Harbour city facing Oslo fjord comprising many populated islands, and surrounded by forests.
  • Selected by EU as «European Green Capital 2019» based on 12 factors including ambient air quality, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and local transport
  • One of the World's most stringent building codes for energy and indoor climate
  • Köppen climate classification "Dfb" (Warm Summer, Continental Climate). At the end of June, the typical min/max temperature is 11/23°C, there is 33% chance of rain (1 mm or more) on any day, and there are over 18 hours of daylight, with twilight all night!
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