Architecture in Oslo
Architecture in Oslo – The City Hall
– a well known landmark in Oslo – inaugurated in 1950, with a brick facade, the characteristique, two tall towers and an enormous clock on the city side, decorated with historical themes. The interior is decorated by famous Norwegian artists. The City Hall is overlooking the main waterfront of Oslo.
The Nobel Peace Prize in the City hall:
Every year on December 10, the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded during a ceremony at the Oslo City Hall.
Architecture in Oslo – The Opera house
– beautifully located in the Bjorvika part of the waterfront, close to the Oslo central train station (Oslo S). This exceptional building was designed by the Norwegian architects Snohetta, who also designed the amazing library in Alexandria, Egypt.
Read more about the Oslo Opera house here
See more of the amazing projects from Snohetta architects (external link)
Architecture in Oslo – The Astrup Fearnley museum
of contemporary art, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, is a wonderful wooden construction consisting of two buildings linked together with roof bridges – separated by a spectacular canal, with a tiny beach and a tiny sculpture/art park.
The museum is beautifully located at the far end of the Aker Brygge/Tjuvholmen waterfront, by the Oslo fjord – a vibrant pedestrian area with restaurants, cafés, shops and bars.
Read more about the iconic Astrup Fearnley museum