Oslo City Hall and Around

Fridtjof Nansens Plass

Fridtjof Nansens Plass, Oslo

The masin square of Oslo is named after the famous polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen. In 1918, the city authorities announced a competition for the development of the city center, which was won by famous architects Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson. Since the area had the project was named Cirkelplassen (Round square) (read more )

Oslo Сity Hall History and Architecture

Oslo City Hall

The most notable building of Fridtjof Nansen square, and perhaps the entire Norwegian capital, is Oslo City Hall (Oslo rådhus) it is an outstanding monument of Scandinavian architecture in the first half of the 20th century (read more )

Sculptures and Bas-reliefs of Oslo City Hall

Oslo City Hall

The City Hall is richly decorated with sculptures and bas-reliefs made by famous Norwegian artists (read more )

Wooden Bas-reliefs by Dagfin Werenskiold

Wooden Bas-relief, Oslo City Hall

The galleries that run from both sides of the main entrance to Oslo City Hall are decorated with polychrome wooden bas-reliefs created based on Norse mythology by the artist Dagfin Werenskiold in the 40s and 50s (read more )

Town Hall Square (Rådhusplassen)

Rådhusplassen, Oslo

Paved with grey granite Rådhusplassen is located in front of the southern facade of the Town Hall building and forms a single architectural ensemble with it (read more )

Synken Sculpture Complex

Synken sculpture complex, Oslo

In 1939, the municipality of Oslo announced a competition for the design of the town hall square, the winner was the project of the composition "Sinken", presented by sculptors Emil Lie and Per Hurum (read more )