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Oslo is the capital of Norway and is located in the south of the country. Probably the most celebrated contemporary Norwegian building is the Oslo Operahouse. Other major architecture in Oslo includes the Norwegian Museum of Architecture, the munch museum and stenersen museum collections and the Bislett Stadium building.

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21 June 2019
‘The Twist’ By Big-bjarke Ingels Group At Kistefos

Kistefos will open a new exhibition space titled ‘The Twist’, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

18 Sep 2019

Described by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG Architects as an ‘inhabitable bridge’, the building takes a sculptural form, twisting as its midway point as it crosses the Randselva river.

The programme will complement that of the surrounding sculpture park, which already includes works by Elmgreen and Dragset and Anish Kapoor and begin with ‘Hodgkin and Creed – Inside Out’ from 18 September – 17 November.

10 Jan 2019
New Cultural Center for Norwegian Waterfront in Oslo Architecture Competition
Opera House Oslo waterfront building
photograph : Statsbygg
STaRT, a platform for research of architecture, has launched #OSLOCALL, a contest of ideas for to project a new Cultural Center on waterfront of Norwegian capital. This architecture competition will select projects that will propose innovative solution and an excellent capacity of integration to the site. A place for culture that gives continuity to the already started territorial development program:
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Oslo Buildings from 2018

8 Mar 2018
Oslo Airport City
Design: Haptic Architects and Nordic – Office of Architecture
Oslo Airport City in Norway
image ® Forbes Massie_Haptic_OAC
Oslo Airport City
The 4 million sq. metres city, is set to be powered entirely by renewable energy, served by electric vehicles and will take 30 years to build. The scheme is being developed by Norwegian development vehicle Oslo Airport City.

New Avinor Oslo Airport Building, Norway
Design: Nordic-Office of Architecture
New Avinor Oslo Airport, Norway
photo © Avinor Oslo lufthavn/Sune Eriksen
New Oslo Airport, Norway

20 Feb 2018
Gjøvik House, Mjøsa Lake
Design: Norm Architects
Gjovik House near Oslo
photo : Norm Architects
Gjøvik House near Oslo
Located an hour north of Oslo, on a majestic hillside facing the Norwegian woods and Mjøsa Lake, lies the Gjøvik house. Imaginatively created by Norm Architects, the house comprises of six overlapping cubes clad with Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects. The Gjøvik house makes for an intimate and dynamic family home with materials, levels and inbuilt tailor-made furniture to create a cosy and minimalistic home.

Oslo Buildings Archive

10 Oct 2013
July 22 Memorial Sites
Norwegian Architecture Competition Shortlist
Island of Utøya
image from organiser
The selected short listed candidates to enter the closed competition for the 22 July memorial sites are:
– Jonas Dahlberg
– Jeremy Deller
– Estudio SIC
– Goksøyr & Martens and Snøhetta
– Olav Christopher Jenssen and LPO arkitekter
– Haugen/Zohar arkitekter
– Paul Murdoch Architects
– NLÉ & Kunlé Adeyemi

15 Apr 2013
Signal Mediahus
Design: Space Group
Signal Mediahus Building
photo : Vegard Kleven
Signal Mediahus Oslo
Refurbishment of the former industrial building designed by architects Ove Ekman and Einar Smith and completed 1899. This area along the Akers River was historically referred to as Ny York (New York) due to its explosive development in 1858. Today the area reflects a transformation towards a district focused on art, architecture and design.

28 Sep 2012
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop / Narud Stokke Wiig architects
Astrup Fearnley Museet Oslo building
image © Nic Lehoux
Astrup Fearnley Museet Oslo
The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art is to reopen on 29 September in Tjuvholmen, the newest arts district of Oslo. Previously located at Dronningensgtate 4 for 18 years, the privately owned museum is now part of the new Icon Complex, developed by Selvaag Gruppen and Aspelin-Ramm Gruppen, and designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Narud Stokke Wiig architects.

3 Jul 2012
Fagerborg Kindergarten
Design: Reiulf Ramstad Architects
Fagerborg Kindergarten
photo © Thomas Bjørnflaten
Fagerborg Kindergarten Oslo
Reiulf Ramstad Architects has been involved in designing a new kindergarten for Fagerborg Congregation in central Oslo. The kindergarten offers 2 units for children between 1-3 years old and 2 units for children between 3-6 years old.

6 Mar 2012
Gjersrud-Stensrud Hill Towns
Design: S333 Architecture + Urbanism / 3RW Arkitekter
Gjersrud-Stensrud Hill Towns design Norway
picture from S333 Architecture + Urbanism
Gjersrud-Stensrud Hill Towns Oslo
S333 worked in collaboration with Bergen-based architects 3RW Arkitekter and ecologist Christian Mong to transform the 390 ha site into a new residential district comprising of 6000 – 7000 new homes, services, amenities and recreational areas.

22 Sep 2011
Eco Cube, Økern
Design: a-lab
Eco Cube
picture : a-lab
Eco Cube Oslo

1 Sep 2011
Statoil Offices
Design: a-lab
Statoil Oslo Building
picture : Placebo Effects
Statoil Offices Oslo
Skanska Norway are building the superstructure at a rate of about one office lamella per month. Whilst the steel truss sections for the upper lamellas are being lifted into place by Northern Europe’s largest mobile crane, prefabricated façade elements produced in central Sweden are being mounted on the lower lamellas.

13 Apr 2011
Furuset Masterplan – Architecture Competition win
Furuset Oslo
picture from architects
Furuset Masterplan

Oslo Buildings – Key Project

Oslo Operahouse
Design: Snøhetta
Oslo Operahouse
picture : Statsbygg
Oslo Operahouse by Snøhetta

Recent Architecture Projects + Designs, alphabetical:

Akerbrygge development
Lead architect: Niels Torp

Akerselva Atrium
NBBJ Architects
Akerselva Atrium Norway
photos © Tim Griffith
Akerselva Atrium

Akershus University Hospital
Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Akershus University Hospital
photograph : Torben Eskerod
Akershus University Hospital

Bislett Stadium
Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Bislett Stadium Oslo
photo from architect
Bislett Stadium Oslo

Bjørnholt Upper Secondary School
Narud-Stokke-Wiig AS Sivilarkitekter MNAL

Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Boxhome Oslo
photo from architect
Boxhome Oslo

Crystal Clear Towers
C. F. Møller Architects
Crystal Clear Oslo
image : C. F. Møller Architects / MIR
Crystal Clear Oslo

DogA Exhibition centre and offices
DogA Exhibition centre
image : Jensen & Skodvin Architects
DogA Exhibition centre

Gyldendal building
Sverre Fehn

IT-Fornebu building
photo from architect
IT-Fornebu building

Kastellet School
div.A arkitekter as
RIBA International Award 2006

Mortensrud Church
Mortensrud Church
image : Jensen & Skodvin Architects
Mortensrud Church Oslo

The munch museum and stenersen museum collections, Oslo
Munch Museum Oslo
Models by Jorge Queipo, photos by Federico López
Munch Museum : Architecture Competition win

National Library Extension
Longva Arkitekter AS

National Museum of Architecture
Sverre Fehn Architect

New Norwegian National Opera House, Bjørvika : see link at top of page

Nobel Peace Center – Exhibition Centre

Norwegian Museum of Architecture
Sverre Fehn

Olavsen Spa, Grand Hotel

Mellbye Architects

Oslo International School
JVA – Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL
Oslo School Building
photo from architect
Oslo School building

Oslo School of Business & Economics, BI Campus Nydalen
Niels Torp Arkitekter

PWC building, Barcode development, Bjørvika
PWC office building
photo from architect
PWC office building – Barcode masterplan by MVRDV with a-lab + Dark

Red House
Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter
Oslo House
photo from architects
Oslo House

The Triangle House, Nesodden
Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects
Triangle House
photograph : Ivan Brodey
Triangle House

Villa Holmenkollen
Reiulf Ramstad Architects
Villa Holmenkollen
photo by RRA
Villa Holmenkollen

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