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Gamle Deichman

Oslo, Norway

Lundhagem has been entrusted with the revitalization of the cherished Gamle Deichmanske, Oslo's historic public library building dating back to 1933. We are working closely with Møller Eiendom, who in 2020 bought the building from the municipality of Oslo.

Nestled between the Trinity Church and the Swedish Margareta Church in Hammersborg, the building is spectacularly located: it is fronting the planned new park which will be integrated with Oslo's upcoming government buildings.

Our mission is to honour the heritage of an iconic structure, which has been an integral part of Oslo's cultural landscape for generations. It has served as a cornerstone for knowledge, community, and connection, and we aspire to merge this essence of the old with the vibrancy of the new. Not only to restore a building, but to breathe new vitality into it, to re-imagine its purpose and ensure its relevance for generations to come.

Preservation is at the very heart of our approach, recognizing the sentimental value the old library holds for the people of Oslo. Every step of our refurbishment journey will be guided by a commitment to safeguarding its historical significance. We hope to preserve the architectural integrity, the nostalgic charm, and the memories embedded in every corner, paying homage to its storied past.

Simultaneously, we are excited to be a part of a new chapter for this revered space. In close collaboration with Møller, we are transforming the library into a dynamic cultural hub, brimming with inviting eateries, bustling cafes, and a state-of-the-art photo centre.

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