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Architecture in Oslo

Oslo City hall. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Read about architecture in Oslo & iconic landmarks

Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslo fjord, with scenic islands and an extensive waterfront.
Green, forested hills surround the city – popular recreation areas.

Iconic modern architecture has added a new reason to visit Oslo:
the Opera House, the Astrup Fearnley Museum of modern art, as well as the new Edvard Munch museum

The City Hall has been a landmark as well as a typical feature of the city since 1950
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City Hall Oslo by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Oslo City Hall

Oslo City Hall

– a well known landmark in Oslo – inaugurated in 1950, with a brick facade, the characteristic, 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 in the Oslo City Hall.

Edvard Munch painting: In the so-called Munch room in Oslo City Hall, you will find a large painting by Edvard Munch entitled Life.

Visit Oslo Opera House by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Oslo Opera House

Oslo 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 of Snohetta, who also designed the amazing library in Alexandria, Egypt.
About the Oslo Opera House
See more amazing projects from Snohetta (external link)

Astrup Fearnley Museum by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Astrup Fearnley Museum

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 Oslofjord – a vibrant pedestrian area with restaurants, cafés, shops and bars.
The iconic Astrup Fearnley Museum


Munch Museum Oslo By Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Lambda - Edvard Munch museum

The new Edvard Munch museum

 – called “Lambda”
With cladding in recycled, perforated and partially translucent aluminium panels and its characteristic leaning top section, the museum has become a new landmark in Oslo.

The museum is located in the Bjorvika waterfront area – with modern buildings, restaurants & easy access to the seashore. It is located a short walk from Oslo central train station

Parliament building, Oslo Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Oslo Parliament

The Parliament building

Stortinget in Norwegian
– designed by the Swedish architect Emil Victor Langlet, is built in yellow brick with details and basement in light gray granite. It is a combination of several styles, including inspirations from France and Italy.
The building was finished in 1866.
The Parliament building has a central location in Karl Johans gate main street


 

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