Oslo Public Library
|Architectural style||current: Neoclassical
planned: Functionalism and Deconstructivism
|Structural system||planned: 3 see-through cubes in light grey/white with openings on the left and right sides on the two other ones.|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||current: Nils Reiersen
planned: Lund Hagem Arkitekter AS
The library contains several specialised departments, such as The Multilingual Library which serves the entire country with its collection in approximately thirty-five languages, the music department, and the department for children and youth.
The current neoclassical main building, designed by Nils Reiersen, dates from 1933. A new building is to be constructed at Bjørvika, with Lund Hagem Arkitekter AS winning the competition to design the new Deichman Library.
- John Ansteinsson, "The Library History of Norway", The Library Journal 45 (1920) 19-24, 57-62, p. 22.
- Arne Arnesen, "The Deichman Library in Oslo," Scandinavian Review 20 (1932) p. 428.
- Nils Olaf Reiersen (1878-1950) at arc! 2009, accessed March 15, 2010: "Reiersens viktigste arbeid er utvilsomt hovedbygningen for det Deichmanske Bibliotek på Hammersborg i Oslo (1922-33, monumental nyklassisisme, østfløyen er tilføyet i 1973)." - "Reiersen's most important work is undoubtedly the main building of the Deichman Library at Hammersborg in Oslo (1922-33, monumental neoclassicism, the east wing was added in 1973)."
- "Welcome to Deichmanske bibliotek / Oslo Public Library" (in Norwegian). Oslo Public Library. Retrieved 19 December 2009. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Deichman Library Competition Winner, archiCentral, May 4, 2009, accessed March 15, 2010.
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