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Deichman Library Competition Norway : Architecture
The Diagonale : Development in Oslo, Norway, Europe
6 May 2009
The new Deichman Library – Diagonale
Design: Atelier Oslo Architects and LundHagem Architects
Landscape architects: Agence Ter from France
The Diagonale solution for the new Deichman Library proposes:
To divide the site into three buildings. By doing this, we give each building a human scale and integrate the project into the city.
To place the Library on the site towards Operaallmenningen. Library visitors are offered the best views towards the city, the fjord and the surrounding green hills of Oslo; and the shortest connection to public transport.
To make the Library visible to the public. The top of the library cantilevers out to announce its presence to the visitors arriving from down town Oslo and the Central Station. At the same time the view to the opera is secured by a large cut in the volume.
To create entrances to the east, west, and south. Big cuts in the facade mark the entrances on three sides of the building, inviting the public coming from all parts of the city. The same cuts give views into the different environments of the library.
To create a spectacular interior. The core of the new Deichman library is based on light and space and continuous diagonal views established between the library interior and the surrounding streets/square. Through atriums and openings in the different floors the library is united with the city outside.
To communicate with the city. The façade diffuses the sunlight, giving a calm feeling to the interior. At night, the building will glow and change appearance as a reflection of all the different activities and events inside the library.
Deichman Library Competition, Oslo – Authors
Lund Hagem Arkitekter AS
v/ SVEIN LUND, EINAR HAGEM, PER SUUL, VEGAR VORAA, ANDERS MELSOM, QUENTIN LE GUEN-GEFFROY, CAMILLE BONNEU
Atelier Oslo AS
v/ JONAS NORSTED, MARIUS MOWE, NILS OLE BAE BRANDTZÆG, THOMAS LIU
Landscape: AGENCE TER, v/ HENRI BAVA, HARTMUT FRIEDEL
Deichman Library Competition Oslo image / information from Atelier Oslo Architects
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Deichman Library Oslo : entry by a-lab architects
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Deichman Library : entry by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
image from SHL architects
Deichmanske Library Oslo : entry by Wiel Arets Architects
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Norwegian Architecture – Selection
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Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor
image : Jensen & Skodvin Architects
Juvet Landscape Hotel
Cabin Inside-Out, Hvaler
Reiulf Ramstad Architects
photo : Kim Müller
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