Cityscapes: The Bjørvika neighborhood of Oslo, Norway Travel Attractions 22 SEP 2016

Once home of the legendary Viking seafarers and now with a population of roughly 5,084 million people, Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Known as a country for fishing, hiking and skiing, Norway’s capital and most populous city is Oslo, which sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord.

Oslo has a population of roughly 620,000 people and is itself known for its green spaces and museums – including of course its famous Viking Ship Museum whose collection includes Viking ships from the 9th century!

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The industrial and container port area of Bjørvika is a neighborhood in the Sentrum borough of Oslo, serving as both an outlet for the river Akerselva, as well as an inlet in the inner Oslofjord. It has been undergoing extensive urban redevelopment since the 2000s, with the plan for it to be transformed into Oslo’s new urban and more importantly, cultural  hub.

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The Barcode Project is a particularly controversial part of these redevelopments, but there is no denying that this collection of new multi-purpose high-rise buildings doesn’t show off Norway’s strong modern architectural and industrial design ethos!

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