You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

print article Print article
daylight, skylights, library, Oslo, Okalux, Einar Aslaksen

Deichman Bjørvika Library in Oslo

Next to the fjord of Bjørvika Bay in Oslo stands the new main building of the Deichman Library by Atelier Oslo and Lundhagem Architects. Located in the immediate vicinity of the famous Opera House and the Munch Museum, it is part of the development project in the old harbour southeast of the city centre. It houses around 450,000 books on an area of approximately 18,000 m2. The library also has ­a sound studio and a cinema. Architectural features of the new building, which has been built to the Passive House Standard, include a cantilevered, folded concrete roof construction and ­a brightly-lit atrium that extends over six floors and creates a flowing transition to the outside. To ensure an adequate supply ­of daylight, it is fitted with glazing consisting of three skylights with 440 m2 of Okatech triple insulating glass (U-value: 0.9 W/m²K, g-value: 21 %). In the space ­between the panes there is an ­aluminium plug-in metal insert which creates visual highlights and at the same time fulfils high solar and glare protection requirements.

For more information, see:

daylight, skylights, library, Oslo, Okalux, Einar Aslaksen

Photo: Einar Aslaksen

This article is taken out of the following magazine:
DETAIL 6/2021

Cradle to Cradle – CO2 Neutral – Plus Energy – Low Tech – Recycling

See magazine
Product teaser


Detail Newsletter

We will keep you informed about international projects, news on architectural and design topics, research and current events in our newsletter.