- 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