About the buildings:
Vestsiden student accommodation consists of two buildings - one in solid wood and one with a brick facade - with a total of 155 housing units. The wooden building has been named Silva, which means forest. The name also makes you think of silver and the silver mines for which Kongsberg is so well known. The building with the brick facade has been named Monti, which means mountains. The names refer to both their construction materials and the surrounding landscapes.
Silva is four floors high, while Monti has three floors.
The buildings consists of the following units:
• 50 single units (15 m²) with private bathroom and shared kitchen.
• 6 HC single units (20 m²) with private bathroom and shared kitchen.
• 85 single units (19-20 m²) with both private bathroom and kitchen.
• 4 HC single units (26-29 m²) with both private bathroom and kitchen.
• 10 two-bedroom apartments with separate bedroom, private bathroom and kitchen/living room (30 m²).
- +Bicycle and ski storage
You can find the bicycle and ski storage room in Silvas basement. Here you can padlock bicycles, skies and snowboards with your private padlock. You may also rent a storage locker to store your skis and snowboard (apply for renting a storage locker at My Page).
- +Calling system
Use your PC or mobile to let visitors in through the main entrance!
Procedure: Log on to key.ssn.no, where you use your mobile phone number as user ID and the pin code from your key card as password. "Slide to unlock" at your preferred building (Vestsiden). The main entrance door will now stay open for 5-10 seconds before it automatically closes.
There are two HC spots on ground level, but no other allocated parking. There is a parking basement in Silva, but this will not belong to the student accommodation except for bicycle and ski storage.
There are several parking lots/garages in the neighbourhood which offers parking spaces for long term rent, for instance at Skauløkka Parkering (with a student discount) or Sandsværveien 16 Parkering.
- +Electricity and energy
Electricity is included in the rent.
The building is built as a passive house (with low energy standard) and has its own geo well that provides energy for ventilation heating and hot water.
Both buildings has an elevator.
Click the buildings and units for an overview of furnishings/equipment. You will have to bring your own duvet, pillow, bedding, kitchen utensils, cleaning equipment and a vacuum cleaner. You are not allowed to remove furniture from the unit, but you are allowed to bring additional furniture if there is space.
- +Fire safety
All units have free Internet connection as a free additional service.
- +Key cards
You will receive a key card (free of charge) when you move into your accommodation.
Front doors: Hold the card in front of the device reader. It will flash green. Enter your four-digit code. The door unlocks.
Inner doors: Hold the card to the reader. Press the door handle and open the door when you get a green light and a single beep. The door locks automatically when closed, but you can always open it from the inside with the doorknob.
When green and red lights flash alternately: low battery voltage, batteries must be replaced immediately. You may also see red and green flashing lights simultaneously. If you do, please let us know that the batteries need to be replaced.
NB! Do not make holes in, or write on the key card – it may stop working.
Remember: All key cards must be returned to SSN when you move out of your student housing. A fee will be charged if the key card is not returned. See the price list.
Short distance to the University and a supermarket. Walking distance to the centre of Kongsberg and the student bar Louis.
- +Outdoor areas
The buildings are surrounded by attractive common outdoor areas with a barbecue site for everyone living in the buildings. In addition, there is a public park right next to the accommodations.
In your shared kitchen you will find a Quooker, where you get boiling water (110 °C) directly from the faucet.
- +Shared laundry room
The laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers is to be found on the ground floor in Silva.
When moving in you will receive a "laundry-card" with login-info. You stock the card with value online. The card itself has a small cost which will be added to your rent once (see the pricelist for current price), and it is pre-stocked with a small sum, so that you can use it right away. If you loose your card, a new one can be purchased at your local service centre. Please remember to turn your laundry-card in when moving out, it can be used again.
Find more information about how to use the laundry, how to stock your laundry-card, change of username and password and reservation in the laundry user manual.
- +Waste disposal
Waste disposals are sorted and thrown in buried waste-igloos outside the building. Remember to recycle! Electrical waste can be placed in marked can in the laundry.
- Plantegning-Floor Plan VestsidenPDF document, version 1.7, 0.95 MB