Gamle Deichmanske
In Progress


Set into a hillside in central Oslo, across from the offices of the National Government, the iconic Gamle Deichmanske dates from 1933 as the purpose-built headquarters for the National Library of Norway. It was designed by the Architect Nils Reiersen, practically on his own, in a stripped back, yet grand, Neoclassical style. The site is known locally for its many staircases, columns, and arcades. The Library has since relocated to a new, modern site, and this building is being converted into a cultural center focused on photography. The Studio is working closely with the Owners, and local Architects Lundhagen and Interior Architect Paulssen and Nilssen on the Interiors of the food and beverage, event, and other amenity spaces.