Trondheim Airport

Project information

  1. Location Trondheim‚ Norway
  2. Area38.000 m²
  3. Construction cost1‚6 bn NOK

Project details

  1. Year2008 — 2014
  2. StatusCompleted
  3. Client Avinor
  4. Enquiries Pål Laurantzon
  5. Scope Airport planning and design
    Masterplanning
    Sustainability
    BIM
    Interior design

Something in the air

Trondheim Airport Værnes is an international airport serving Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city. Trondheim Airport is one of 46 airports owned and operated by Avinor.

In 2009, Nordic delivered a two phase masterplan sketch project that showed how the airport could expand in size to serve 4.5 million passengers in 2012 and 5.5 million by 2020. Nordic’s masterplan design had to incorporate the existing architecture and create a vision flexible enough to allow for future expansions.

The bits and pieces that pull the airport together

Modern modification

New elements in the expansion include a baggage reclaim hall, a commuter terminal, a train station and an extension of the existing arrivals hall. Nordic has taken design cues from the original airport and refreshed them, redressed them, and brought them into this century. 

A sense of place

Iconic materials such as wood have been introduced and used extensively to create an easily identifiable Scandinavian sense of place. The dominant use of wood also ties Værnes to its two larger sibling airports, Bergen and Oslo, making it a signature element that is used to reinforce the Avinor brand.