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  Ulf Meyer / Henning Nieslen
Architectural Guide Oslo
With an introduction by Falk Jäger
134 × 245 mm, 176 pages
230 images, Softcover
ISBN 978-3-86922-460-2 (English)
EUR 38.00
January 2019. DOM publishers, Berlin

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Ulf Meyer, Henning Nielsen

Architectural Guide Oslo

Surrounded by forests and fjords, Oslo is shaped by a unique connection between urban life and its natural surroundings. While most are drawn to Norway's spectacular landscape and the mountains, its capital has developed into a centre of attraction for young architects and design and architecture aficionados - especially since it has rediscovered its waterfront location and changed into an attractive, lively and growing city.

The authors of the Architectural Guide Oslo, Henning Nielsen and Ulf Meyer, present a selection of more than 150 significant buildings and projects in Scandinavia's smallest capital. In seven, geographically organised chapters, they introduce famous contemporary attractions and showpieces such as Renzo Piano’s Astrup Fearnley Museum, Snøhetta’s iconic opera house, and the Barcode project. Alongside a further number of new office blocks and residential housing these buildings now characterise the former harbour and industrial areas. The appearance of the city has significantly changed since the transformation of the harbour in the 1990s. Before that, the harbour area was cut off from the rest of the city by an urban highway, which now runs underground. The book outlines not only how Oslo rediscovered the waterfront, but also what gives it such a special place in the hearts of architects, designers, and its citizens. Besides highlighting further landmark buildings of the inner city the readers are taken out to the regions, where they are introduced to everything from a brutalist church with an inverted dome and a ski jump with a 69 ­metre cantilever, to modernist restaurants and recently transformed areas such as Fornebu, the former site of the city’s airport. Falk Jaeger provides an introduction on the history of the city and an essay on the more recent urban development

Following on from Helsinki and Aarhus, this is the third architectural guide by DOM publishers on a Scandinavian city.


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The Architectural Guides by DOM publishers are handy travel companions for readers interested in architecture and culture. Projects are carefully selected and researched to make each individual book a ready work of reference, while background information and attractive design inspire armchair travellers to imaginary journeys. In 2014, the series was awarded with the “Iconic Award” by the German Design Council, in 2016 with the “German Design Award Special”, and in 2017 with the ITB BookAwards.
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