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Oslo Escape Routes – Experience the contrasts of Oslo

Under the slogan “Escape the trivial, explore the exceptional” a new Oslo map provides experiences and motivation to explore Oslo by foot. At the same time the map shows qualities, contrasts and common denominators for the capital’s developing areas.


Four unique routes.
The map gives information on architecture, design, art and alternative culture along four chosen routes through the streets of Oslo. These routes are located between Tjuvholmen, the new harbourfront, and the earlier industrial areas along the Aker River - both of which are considered "new" areas in Oslo. One of the architecture routes leads from Aker Brygge (the wharf) through Kvadraturen (the oldest part of Oslo) to Bjørvika and Grønland, the newest developing areas, with stops at among others the National Museum of Architecture and the Opera House.


Tjuvholmen – DogA – Vulkan
Behind “Oslo Escape Routes” is a collaboration between the hotel The Thief at Tjuvholmen,  and by the Aker River: The Centre for Design and Architecture (DogA) and the cultural centre Vulkan.


These areas have in common among others focus on new, creative architecture, but are at the same time different. Tjuvholmen consists of several new building along the waterfront, including the new Astrup Fearnley Art Museum, designed by architect Renzo Piano.
Along the Aker River you will find a fascinating mixture of former industrial buildings transformed into cultural institutions such as DogA and Dansens Hus (the House of Dance). All of this in combination with new buildings such as hotels, the Mathallen food hall, and the new head office for Bellona, a Norwegian environmental organisation. 

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