undefinedOslo's new library

  • Opens Saturday March 28, 2020
  • Address: Anne-Cath. Vestlys plass 1, 0150 Oslo, Norway
  • Six floors:
    Basement: cinema, 200-seat auditorium, freely accessible book depots.
    First floor: square, restaurant, café, newspapers, magazines, books for short-term borrowing.
    Second floor: fiction, history of literature, children’s section.
    Third floor: music, movies, comics, games, speculative fiction, workshops, recording studios, mini cinema, gaming rooms, movie screening stations, stage.
    Fourth floor: class rooms, reading rooms, books on art, architecture, health, technology, and science.
    Fifth floor: social sciences, history, psychology, philosophy, religion, literature about Oslo, the original Deichman collection, study desks, reading rooms, the art project Future Library.
  • 450,000 books and other media.
  • Gross floor area: 19,600 square meters. Net floor area: 13,560 square meters.
  • Architects: Lund Hagem and Atelier Oslo.
  • Client: The City of Oslo by The Municipal Undertaking of Cultural and Sports Facilities.
  • Important dates:
    September 3, 2008: The City Council adopted a resolution to locate the library in Bjørvika.
    March 27, 2009: Lund Hagem and Atelier Oslo’s entry “Diagonale” won the architecture competition, ahead of 18 other entrants.
    March 6, 2013: The City Council secured financing and adopted a resolution to build a new main library in Bjørvika.
    January 29, 2014: Construction commenced.
    February 3, 2017: Laying of the foundation stone with students from Oslo’s Smestad and Karlsrud schools.
    March 28, 2020: Opening of Deichman Bjørvika.
  • Website: http://deichman.no/bjørvika