Geometric Greatness

photo by Trond Joelson, Byggeindustrien

The unique architecture in the Deichman Bjørvika (New Deichmanske Main Library) in Oslo, Norway, is complemented by custom escalator installations. “Significant parts of the architectural expression consists of exposed concrete surfaces,” a translation of the source reads. “The three shafts for elevators, stairs and technical guides have special geometric designs. Two of the shafts have hexagonal outer shapes, while one is eleven-square. The slide casing began in early 2017 and was carried out by 60 people over a 12-day period.”

In addition to its main purpose as a library, the enormous (19,260 m²) facility is meant to be “a vibrant meeting place and a charging station for cultural experiences.” See many more photos of the beautiful building (next door to the Oslo Opera House) in this article by Byggeindustrien.

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