Architecture and art at Oslo Airport
Oslo Airport is a gateway to Norway and a window towards the world. Through art and architecture OSL wants to give passengers a sense of quality. Decoration is intended to establish a totality in combination with architecture and landscape.
The parliamentary decision from 1992 included provisions to ensure that the airport was to be an example of a good Norwegian building tradition. Oslo Lufthavn AS prepared a separate design manual as an aid to ensure that everything built within the airport area was of high architectural quality.
The decoration is intended to display a desire to focus on art and decoration of a scope and with a quality that reflects the airport’s national significance. The purpose is to show a large and international audience the diversity of Norwegian art. The Norwegian characteristic should emerge as a reflection of the site’s landscape and architecture.
Oslo Airport has received several awards for architecture, amongst them Houens Fond’s Honorary Award for the Terminal in the Building of the 1990s category in Norway, and the Glulam Award 1996-1999 (The European laminated wood award) for the wooden beams.
Last updated June 22, 2012