A new public recycling center in Oslo is one of the first to be entirely enclosed
The architects sought to create an attractive facility while limiting costs. It is built of low-impact materials, primarily from Scandinavia. The green roof helps control rainwater runoff and is more attractive to those living on the slopes above. Neighbors are pleased that the indoor operation emits little noise or odors. Such facilities can be placed in proximity to residential areas, encouraging more people to recycle.The building’s substantial insulation earned it the EU energy label A, and it was short-listed for a local architectural prize.