2007-05-04

Oslo City Hall


The Oslo City Hall houses the City Council, City administration, and art studios and galleries. The construction started in 1931, but was paused by the outbreak of World War II, before the official inauguration in 1950. Its characteristic architecture, artworks, and the Nobel Peace Prize makes it one of Oslo's most famous buildings. It was designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson.

It is situated in Pipervika in central downtown Oslo. The area was completely renovated and rebuilt to make room for the new City Hall, back in the late 1920's.

Information from Wikipedia.

9 kommentarer:

Leena sa...

Such a grand building! You got finely
the whole building in you photo. Well done!
Have a happy weekend!

Per Stromsjo sa...

Impressive. Someone claimed that our city hall was made out of 30 million bricks. I think you’ve got quite a few as well...

Lothiane sa...

Thanks for commenting! :)

I guess there must be a vast amount of bricks in this building, yes. Never thought about that. ;)

Erin sa...

Ha! I literally JUST posted a post with the City Hall here in Odense and then found you'd done the same on yours, hehe :)

Welcome to the DP family! Like you said, it's great to see another Scanndinavian country on the map.

~tanty~ sa...

Hey, I've been there back in 2003!
Nice shot!

Lothiane sa...

Thanks for your comments, guys! :)

Nazzareno sa...

It appeals to this architectonic style to me, I believed it typical of
the Italian fascist architecture (1920-1940)

Lothiane sa...

Thanks for your comment, Nazzareno! :) You seem to be right about the architecture.

Ackworth Born sa...

I've just done a post about the Nobel Peace Centre which includes my own photo of this building taken from a different direction. I've included a link to your post here - see http://ackworthborn.blogspot.com/2007/10/abc-wednesday-n-is-for-nobel-peace.html