From the fjord-waves lapping against Snøhetta’s new opera, to the iconic Holmenkollen ski jumping hill, high above the sea, Oslo offers a unique mixture of breathtaking landscapes and architectural highlights.Welcome to Oslo, Europe’s fastest growing capital. In recent years the town has become a popular destination for architectural aficionados. Although more than a thousand years old, Oslo is a modern city, meeting the pressures of a fast growing population by means of extensive transformation of industrial areas to provide thousands of new flats every year, as well as by the ongoing development of the inner city waterfront, and urban renewal. Our guided tours show you the best of Oslo architecture, presented in a historical and cultural context. [ssba]
Henning Nielsen, a born and bred Osloite, was educated at the Royal Academy School of Architecture in Copenhagen, and has also studied history of art and architecture at the University of Oslo. He works as a practicing architect in Oslo, and became a GA network member in 2000, starting regular architectural guiding two years later.
Barbara Hasenmüller is originally from Germany, educated at the Fachhochschule München and The Technical University in Dresden, both Germany. Since her studies, her focus has been on urban planning and sustainability. She moved to Oslo already in 1999 and is working as a practicing architect.