Kildn challenges existing concepts of the role and architecture of ports. Its design and functions are defined by the clear vision that it shall be a zero-emission port.
Green architecture can be described as practical techniques for building sustainably. The design criteria are based on environmental specifications, which means there is a greater focus on creating a structure that enables more sustainable use of both materials and labour.
Green architecture looks carefully at how energy-efficient and eco-friendly solutions can be used to reduce energy consumption and CO₂ emissions, as well as to improve the indoor climate. Often, the green architecture is also reflected in the building’s appearance. Its shape and positioning are in harmony with its surroundings. A fundamental principle for green architecture is looking at the whole life cycle of the building from an environmental perspective: right from the concept, through construction and operation, to the end of the building’s life.
Kildn’s vision is to become Norway’s first zero-emission port. If all Norwegian ports are to complete their transition to zero-emission operation by 2030, enormous investment will be required, as well as a better and broader understanding of how to implement the transition. Three key aspects of the transition will be processes, the initial planning stages and investment models.