NORGE BANK - Oslo, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 59° 54.525 E 010° 44.426
32V E 597337 N 6642528
Quick Description: This building was once Norway National Bank and is now the National Museum of Architecture.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 12/12/2012 12:00:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMFXCT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member borospeti
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Long Description:
Located at Bankplassen 3, this building has a blue plaque written in Norwegian which reads:

"SELSKABET FOR OSLO BYES VEL

NORGE BANK
OPPFORT 1828
ARKITEK CHR. H. GROSCH
CHRISTIANIAFILIAL 1828-97
HOVEDSETE 1897-1906
OLE HOILAND ROVET BANKEN
NYTTARSAFTEN 1835
RIKSARKIV 1914-79"

and Google translates as:

"Society for Oslo Byes WELL

NORWAY BANK
listed in 1828
Architecture CHR. H. GROSCH
CHRISTIANIA BRANCH 1828-97
MAIN SEAT 1897-1906
OLE Høiland robbed bank
New Year's Eve 1835
National Archives 1914-1979 "

The Museum's website (visit link) informs us:

"The National Museum – Architecture opened in 2008. The main building, designed by Christian Heinrich Grosch (1801–1865), was completed in 1830 as a division office for Norges Bank. It was adapted and extended by Sverre Fehn (1924–2009), who was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1997.

The building is a juxtaposition of classicism and modernist architecture – an encounter between Grosch and Fehn, Norway’s most important architects of the 19th and 20th centuries respectively. The museum’s temporary exhibitions explore both contemporary architecture and historical themes. The architecture collection includes drawings and photographic material, in addition to models and other objects."
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