- exhibitions, experiences and debate about climate and climate change
What is the Climate House?
We are building a new house that opens in the autumn of 2019 in Tøyen's Botanical Garden.
The house will provide space for research-based exhibitions, lectures, films, debates and experiences related to climate and climate change.
Through the active dissemination of knowledge, sensory experiences and exploration of the solutions to current climate issues, the Climate House is to inspire visitors and the general public to change towards a sustainable way of life.
Experiences for the whole family
The areas outside the Climate House will present weather and climate phenomena through play, activities and artistic installations.
The exhibits inside are to provide an understanding of both the slow, natural climate changes as well as rapid, man-made ones. The main target group is the young.
The house will also have spectacular audiovisual presentations and a marketplace for solutions to climate challenges - both for individuals and communities.
An arena for discussion and debate
The Climate House is to be filled with activities from morning to evening. Our ambition is to be a dynamic meeting place for climate issues.
Free admission to the Climate House's entrance hall and amphitheatre is planned. There will be rooms here for debates, seminars, lectures, film presentations, storytelling, flea markets, pop-up exhibitions and much more.
The amphitheatre will accommodate 140 people and be equipped with modern AV equipment. The local community, climate researchers, environmental organizations, the business community and government will all be able to use the facilities.
An environmentally-friendly building for the future
The Climate House is a pilot project by FutureBuilt, and a zero-emission building according to the criteria for Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB).
The house is 650 square meters. The building is shaped to provide optimum solar radiation for the solar panels on the roof. The building site will be fossil free.
Through the innovative use of locally-produced materials, the interplay between high and low technology as well as using a considerable proportion of wood, the Climate House will show the way for future building solutions.
Do you have questions about the Climate House?
Contact project leader Torkjell Leira.