Trebyen includes six buildings with 58 housing units in total. The southernmost buildings are pure residential buildings (phase one), while the four houses along Rådhusgaten and Stålverksvegen facilitate commercial areas in a higher first floor.
The buildings are designed with pitched roofs with varying roof angels to break up the volumes and to better fit in with the existing buildings and scale in the center of Jørpeland.
The buildings are four to five stories high and are surrounding a common courtyard that’s raised above an internal parking facility.
An important priority for the project is to contribute to creating an environmentally friendly and attractive residential area with focus on sustainable architectural design and choice of materials. The buildings are made of local produced wooden elements and both roofs and walls are covered with untreated thermal pine, which will require minimal maintenance over time.
Continuous balconies run along the entire south/west facades and are totally integrated into the building volumes. They are partially shieled by a vertical slatted wooden wall, with an option of full covering by glazing. They eliminate the need of solar screening, and large windows with light framing ensures good daylight conditions inside the apartments.